Your Teeth, Keys to Beauty

This weekend, while you all are out having a grand old time, I’ll be getting all four of my wisdom teeth extracted. With this obviously on my mind, I located the following tidbit from Gayelord Hauser’s¬†Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. I’m certainly not going to turn down any painkillers on Saturday, but it sure does […]

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How Well Are You Groomed?

This selection comes from a fabulous home economics book sent to me by my friend Helen in Kansas. She searched the region for an addition to Miss Abigail’s collection, and I must say she found the perfect text. 1936: How Well Are You Groomed? Following are some questions to be considered in judging whether or […]

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The Breath

Q Dear Miss Abigail: Sometimes I get self-conscious when talking to people because I have bad breath. It has lasted about three to four years now. I’m sixteen. Will I ever talk “carefree” again? Signed, Viv A Dear Viv: According to Mrs. A. Walker in this excerpt from her book¬†Female Beauty, you might want to […]

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