Per Lynette’s suggestion, Part II of my series on excerpts from the Sears Discover Charm School book (ca. 1972 version) will focus on exercise. This chapter features none other than Olympic skater Peggy Flemming! Peggy, take it away: ~~ A smooth flowing body. A tingle. A good feeling all over. A scrumptious look. A healthy […]
Put Heart-Warmth in Your Voice
Still recovering from getting my wisdom teeth out last weekend, I’ve been doing some jaw exercises to relax the muscles and help lessen the pain. So when I came across this exercise of the voice, I found it helpful. Well, maybe not so helpful, but it sure made me laugh when I tried her suggestions, […]
What Do You Want? Bigger Boobs! When Do You Want Them? Now!
Q Dear Miss Abigail: How do I make my boobs look bigger without padding? Signed, Razzy A Dear Razzy: Ever heard of Judy Blume and that little book she wrote about a girl named Margaret? The one my friends and I practically memorized? No? Well, never mind. We’ll have to settle for the following tips […]
Diet in Training
The following excerpt, from Gladys Cox’s book entitled Youth, Sex, and Life, does kinda sorta prove that mom wasn’t lying when she told you not to swim after eating lunch. So after you finish reading this, get off the computer, pick up the phone, and call your mom. It’s time to thank her for saving your life. […]
There’s nothing like spending a long weekend hunched over the computer, as I often do. So with posture on the mind, I bring you a selection from a 1919 book called The Posture of School Children. Once property of the State Normal School, in Buffalo, NY, this book was found while visiting Grandma Rose and Daddy […]
1952: Are You Ready for a Hike?
Well, we’re certainly in the thick of summer, as is apparent here in very steamy District of Columbia Metropolitan area. And I’m sure everyone trying to figure out what to do to keep cool yet get out of the house, to enjoy a bit of nature. As Evelyn Millis Duvall writes in Love and the […]