Recipes for Banana Bread and Preserved Children

If I told you I was not one of those people who buy books because I think they would look great on my book shelf, I’d be lying. I went antiquing Sunday afternoon to get some decent FitBit miles in and I bought some books not only because they’d look great on my shelf, but I thought – why the hell not.

Kootenai Kitchen

This is the one I hope makes Huckleberries Online a little jealous. Circa 1981. Kootenai School in Kootenai, Idaho (north of Sandpoint) wrote a recipe book. Some of the recipes include three different kinds of banana bread, jiffy doughnuts and “preserved children”.

“Take one large field, half a dozen children, two or three small dogs, a pinch of brook and some pebbles. Mix the children and dogs well together, put them on the field, stirring constantly. Pour the brook over the pebbles, sprinkle the field with flowers, spread over all a deep blue sky and bake in the sun. When brown, set away to cool in the bathtub.”

What the [censored]?

The Warren Report: The Official Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Because why not? This is the one that is going to look fabulous on my edgy bookcase. You can read it in its entirety online at Google Books.

Exploring Journalism With Special Emphasis on Its Social and Vocational Aspects.

How to be a journalist. Circa 1944. Let’s just share a selection from page 193 called “News About Women.”

“Although women read all parts of the newspaper, they appreciate especially the columns and sections devoted to such topics as women’s affairs, fashions, cookery, charm, housekeeping and buying. In the trend to departmentalization of newspapers, news about women is easily segregated.”

Does this still hold true today? Pinterest, Etsy, Outblush, Real Simple, Fine Cooking, etc.


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