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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Garden Vision That Does Not Change

Page: 5

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Garden Vision That Does Not Change

WHEN winds blow and ice makes a tapestry of a wire fence, the snow falls upon our garden but not upon our vision of it. Our minds ever treasure a series of pictures-- the garden in April, with a clump of crocus against an evergreen; the garden in May, when the wildflowers are as glorious as the tulips.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: ALONG THE GARDEN PATH

Page: 8

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ALONG THE GARDEN PATH

FIRST FOOTING! My, how fast a gardener's year goes! Here it is already midnight in the garden and we have hardly put our plants to bed.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Diary of a Modern Eve

Pages: 10, 37

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Diary of a Modern Eve

December 5. "SUPPOSE we make this a garden Christmas, Peter," I said tonight. "Look at this picture you snapped after that Thanksgiving snowfall.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: What to Do in December

Page: 10

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What to Do in December

THE best time to transplant roses in this region is from late November thru December and January.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Let the Whole House Say Merry Christmas

Pages: 13, 14, 15

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Let the Whole House Say Merry Christmas

COOKIES and cranberry sauce all ready for serving, gift packages gayly wrapped and neatly stacked-- everything up to schedule in accordance with last year's firm resolve.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: A 100-Year-Old Home Becomes Young Again

Pages: 16, 17

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A 100-Year-Old Home Becomes Young Again

SINCE Colonial architecture has taken a hold on our fancy everywhere in the country, we are giving more than a passing interest to the old houses which remain from that period.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Your School Can Have a Child-Guidance Service

Pages: 18, 48, 49

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Your School Can Have a Child-Guidance Service

IF YOU were a fourth-grade teacher and had a boy like Ned in your room, just how would you handle him?

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Our Gift to America the Beautiful

Page: 19

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Our Gift to America the Beautiful

DURING 1931 our thousands of Junior Gardeners pledged themselves to help make America more beautiful. That they have been true to this pledge is shown by the multitude of letters from Junior Garden Club counselors and from the Juniors themselves.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Cuddle Toys and Grown-up Gifts

Pages: 20, 52

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Cuddle Toys and Grown-up Gifts

WE CANNOT relate that cave-day mothers fashioned calico dinosaurs as cuddle toys for their youngsters, but here, a million years later, it is being done. The penguin, too, is staging a comeback since Commander Byrd popularized him as a playfellow

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Our Garden in the Far North

Pages: 21, 36

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Our Garden in the Far North

FOR 25 years I have lived on the Canadian border in the great North- west, not far from the shores of Lake of the Woods. I live about as far north in continental United States as I could unless the family and I were to cross the lake to the Canadian side and settle on that bit of land known as the Northwest Angle, which belongs to Uncle Sam.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: The House on the Corner

Pages: 22, 51, 52

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The House on the Corner

I MET a woman on the street the other day-- a short, fat little woman. The dress she wore accentuated her shortness and her fatness. A modiste would have designed a dress of straight, simple lines that would have made the short, fat woman appear taller and thinner.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: New, Practical Gifts for Better Housekeeping

Pages: 23, 53

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New, Practical Gifts for Better Housekeeping

IF YOU are of a practical turn of mind this Christmastime, then I know you are going to be interested in these pieces of equipment which make housekeeping easier and more interesting.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: What Can You See in a Garden in Winter?

Pages: 25, 44

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What Can You See in a Garden in Winter?

WHAT is there to see in the garden at this time of the year? Even in winter a garden can be interesting, even enticing. Are you tempted during the milder days to wander forth into your garden to enjoy its winter beauty? A garden with a fresh coat of glistening snow, unbroken by footprints, is an inspiring sight.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Peeks at Christmas Gift Books

Pages: 26, 40, 41

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Peeks at Christmas Gift Books

THE nicest book-of-the-month club I know anything about has just two members: a husband who as a Christmas present each year gives his wife, the other member, the privilege of selecting any book she chooses from the local bookstore each month thruout the coming year.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Gap-Fillers for Your Gift List

Pages: 31, 32

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Gap-Fillers for Your Gift List

MY MOST treasured gifts are those which were handmade, even to a somewhat soiled, simple bookmark which was made by chubby, little hands, for Dad, and the "somewhat soiled appearance" was there even when the presentation was made.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 45

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: The Children's Pleasure Chest

Pages: 46, 47

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The Children's Pleasure Chest

THE Cooky Woman lived in a wee white house at the end of Dusseldorf Lane. She had a cozy, bright kitchen that boasted rich yellow cheeses the year round. She had a cunning low pantry shelf all atrim with sun-red-dened jellies and tart marmalades; and she had a precious little cookstove that smelled of goody-good things to eat.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: Good Cheer in the Christmas Program

Page: 50

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Good Cheer in the Christmas Program

WHEN a holiday so rich in folk lore and legend as Christmas presents itself for club observance, why not lay aside the more conventional interpretation of the day and revive for an afternoon the picturesque charm of an Old English Christmas?

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1931 Magazine Article: ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

Page: 54

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ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

A CONTROVERSY seems to arise every year concerning the use of Christmas trees and greens as it affects forestry and conservation. I therefore asked our good friend and subscriber, Prof. I. T. Bode, extension forester of Iowa State College, for an opinion.

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