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

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ALONG THE GARDEN PATH

AS I VISIT with you this month I wonder where you are sitting as you read. I hope you are reading this either in the morning or evening, for I am sure we all work in and think of our gardens more at these times.

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

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What to Do in August

ORIENTAL POPPIES are dormant now, so divide and transplant, or buy and plant new ones. There are splendid new sorts.

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

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Diary of a Modern Eve

August 10. "COME here and watch old Silverfin eat from my hand," Peter called excitedly this afternoon.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: We Collected Our Rock Garden

Pages: 13, 67, 68, 69

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We Collected Our Rock Garden

LITTLE did we dream the afternoon we made our momentous decision to have a rock garden what a world of new delights was opening to us. From other gardens we had had a piquant foretaste of how sweetly colorful an uninteresting bank might grow to be. But as yet we did not know how the twinkle of fun was going to sparkle thru our days when we started off on this most fascinating pursuit of collecting a rock garden.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Summer Hospitality for Tables

Pages: 14, 15, 57

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Summer Hospitality for Tables

AN OLD-FASHIONED flower garden where Nature in her gayest mood and color is rampant may well serve as the inspiration for appetite- inspiring summer-table ensembles. As flowers in variety nod pleasantly to each other across the garden path, so may table appointments be arranged in a symphony of color and pattern.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Make a Nook of Your Garden Corner

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Make a Nook of Your Garden Corner

THE charm of the garden is greatly enhanced when you plan for pleasant surprises and little secluded areas in which you can sit in semi-seclusion. If the whole back yard has been planned to make an outdoor living-room, then let us consider the den for the corner of the garden.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Painting With Oriental Poppies

Pages: 17, 64

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Painting With Oriental Poppies

THESE first Oriental Poppy flowers each year! Nothing in the garden is more exciting. Dazzling scarlets! Heart-thrilling reds! Satiny flowers of silvery-rose! They shake their silken petals out and the garden leaps into life under their tingling touch.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: A Place to Play In

Pages: 18, 19, 52, 53

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A Place to Play In

TARZAN, son of Scallywag, greeted me first at Edgar Rice Burroughs'. He is a perfectly charming greeter with a deep, rich, friendly voice, a huge personable presence, and a humorous playfulness that is remarkably well restrained, considering the fact that he is a mammoth, shaggy, English sheepdog.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Men Who Made History

Pages: 20, 70, 71

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Men Who Made History

ONE of the very best things about reading is that we change so from year to year and month to month even in the books that we enjoy most. A wise, self-made man whom I learned to know well when he was a delightful sage of 75 sent me first a copy of Byron's poems, saying that he had just discovered, with perfect delight, that erratic genius's rippling verse.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Another Home to Begin With the third of a series

Pages: 21, 42

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Another Home to Begin With the third of a series

BUILDING a home inevitably brings up two extremely important and practical problems on which depend the whole success of the many years which we inhabit it. These are the problems of plan and selection of materials, so in this article we shall make a few suggestions to those who are going to face and solve these problems. For faced and solved they must be before the home can assume its final shape, and on the successfulness of their solution depends the success of that home.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Making a Pool and Rock Garden

Pages: 22, 23, 59

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Making a Pool and Rock Garden

I HAVE taken a pie pan as my model for a rock garden-- a battered, old pie pan cast off from among the children's toys, so that the outlines have the charm of irregularity.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Peter Learns the Meaning of Discipline

Pages: 25, 60, 61

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Peter Learns the Meaning of Discipline

THERE seems no way of escaping it. It appears to be absolutely necessary, before going further, to brag a bit about Pete as we find him at the end of his first year. (Believe me, this hurts me worse than it does you.)

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Two Bathrooms of Course

Pages: 26, 27, 55

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Two Bathrooms of Course

INDEED there are many sound reasons for the additional bathroom. First of all is the fact that in the case of an average family of two adults and two or three children, someone will be subjected to considerable inconvenience in waiting for the bathroom if the family schedule calls for a family breakfast and if father has to catch a street car or train about the same time that the children leave for school.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: The Desk Parade

Pages: 28, 39, 40

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The Desk Parade

A DESK is a piece of furniture one can never afford to buy in a hurry. There are those who have boasted of a hasty acquisition and lived to regret the economy of time. For desks are like kitchen ranges and radios in that fine fronts frequently conceal shortcomings!

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: A House of Quaint Dignity

Pages: 30, 58

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A House of Quaint Dignity

HOME architecture of France, which was the inspiration for this house, deserves far more study and emulation than it is now receiving. Altho our modern dwellings of Colonial derivation usually fit into the lives and habits of American people today, there are many persons whose personality calls for, and many places whose geoggraphy demands, a house such as those found in certain parts of France.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: These Energy-Savers Are Welcome in the Kitchen

Pages: 31, 48

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These Energy-Savers Are Welcome in the Kitchen

HAVE you ever beaten eggs or frosting for a while with your right arm and wished for a new right arm to finish the job? And is your husband always available to mash the potatoes while you stir gravy and get the salad ready?

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Let's Conquer the Black Prince of Ugliness

Pages: 32, 66

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Let's Conquer the Black Prince of Ugliness

ALL my Junior Gardeners like to read tales about good King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, who fought for the fine and beautiful things in life.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Keeping Their Home Young

Pages: 33, 54

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Keeping Their Home Young

ACCORDING to Mr. and Mrs. James DeNovo, of Palos Park, Illinois, the way to achieve a successful result in a rebuilt house is to make the most of what you have.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: A Home That Has Grown With the Years

Pages: 34, 72, 73

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A Home That Has Grown With the Years

THIS home is a small, old, steep- roofed brick house as typically Philadelphian as salt mackerel and coffee cake on Sunday mornings.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: How to Get Rid of Moles

Pages: 35, 71

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How to Get Rid of Moles

LAWNS and gardens carefully nursed thru soil, weed, and insect troubles may, within a few hours, be seriously damaged by the energetic activities of moles, unless you know how to control the pests. Lawns, flower bulbs, and plants of every description in gardens suffer from these small mammals, which are apparently ever active in their search for food.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: A Hike and a Camp Under the Stars

Pages: 36, 65

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A Hike and a Camp Under the Stars

IT WAS a sad little group that gathered on Thelma's shady porch for the July meeting of the Bicycle Club. Most of the members were off vacationing at the lakeshore, at camp, or visiting, and we stay-at-homes felt rather sorry for ourselves.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: Have You Seen One?

Page: 53

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Have You Seen One?

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

Pages: 62, 63

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The Children's Pleasure Chest

"OH DEAR," sighed Jerry sadly as he sat at the breakfast table looking out at the storm. "If it doesn't stop raining soon we can't visit the ant hill."

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1931 Magazine Article: A Sweater You Can Make

Page: 65

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A Sweater You Can Make

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

Page: 74

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ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

"KEEPING THE HOME YOUNG" is a phrase with an inviting sound, and it is used in this issue as the title of an article on rebuilding a home.

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