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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Will fuel be short again this winter!

Page: 6

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Will fuel be short again this winter!

LAST winter, fuel was short in many communities. Will history repeat this year? The opinions of fuel authorities, both in government and in industry, are summarized below.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: The house on the cover

Page: 18

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The house on the cover

THE home you see on the cover of this issue of Better Homes & Gardens sits atop a gentle slope in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is the home of Mrs. H. T. Anderson, and was designed by Charles Edman, Jr., of Lubbock, Texas.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Draperies and spreads that match

Page: 20

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Draperies and spreads that match

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How to tie your house to the ground

Pages: 23, 24, 26, 194, 195

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How to tie your house to the ground

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Bedtime without bedlam

Page: 29

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Bedtime without bedlam

IS BEDTIME at your house the signal for protests and tantrums? It needn't be. Here's the secret of a low-pressure lullaby that avoids the arguments so often produced by nagging reminders that it's time for bed.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How to make a Ming tree

Pages: 30, 33, 34

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How to make a Ming tree

ORIENTAL Ming trees have become so popular as home and table decorations that we've asked a flower master, Mrs. Tomoko Yamamoto, to show you how they're made.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Use color--it will make your old house look new

Pages: 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 230, 231, 232, 233

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Use color--it will make your old house look new

LAST spring our family of six, crowded together in a too-small house, had a bad attack of that trapped feeling. Three of our four youngsters had reached the age where they liked to entertain their teen-age pals in boisterous bunches. The only place they could do it was the living room-- our only relaxing spot. On the other hand, Wes and I had reached the age where life begins (if you can take it), and we needed some place to escape occasionally from youthful exuberance.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: You don't need a fancy fireplace!

Pages: 43, 192

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You don't need a fancy fireplace!

YOU ought to have an outdoor fireplace. A simple, homemade one that's good to cook on. And better still, good to crowd around as evenings grow cool. A place to build a campfire where you and your family can watch the flicker and dance of the flames, can feel the magic of fire.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How to pep up a tired lawn

Pages: 44, 45

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How to pep up a tired lawn

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Will compulsory insurance help keep you healthy?

Pages: 46, 47, 136, 137, 138, 141, 251, 252, 253

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Will compulsory insurance help keep you healthy?

LET'S get down to brass tacks. What would it mean to you, your family, and your doctor if the United States were to adopt a health-insurance system?

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Sunshine and storage space

Pages: 48, 49, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, 180, 182

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Sunshine and storage space

THIS is the type of house you dream of owning, but rarely see. It is a house almost without flaws, built from plans which Designer Cliff May drew for Talton R. Craig, Jr.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Extra ways to use flower bowls

Pages: 50, 51

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Extra ways to use flower bowls

A NEW low flower bowl can be a versatile thing. It can be good to look at and just as handy for serving salads, candies, and nuts as for holding flowers or fruit.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Bigger show for your bulb money

Pages: 52, 53, 240, 241

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Bigger show for your bulb money

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Decorating--how to go about it. No. 2 of a series Dining rooms

Pages: 54, 55, 142, 161, 162, 246, 247

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Decorating--how to go about it. No. 2 of a series Dining rooms

DECORATING a dining room used to be a routine affair. You'd put a table in the middle of the room under a chandelier. On one wall there'd be a buffet. On another, a window smothered in draperies. Walls and floor could be almost anything, so long as they looked mousy.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Better Homes & Gardens Five Star Home No. 1809 is a Minimum-cost house

Pages: 56, 57, 222, 223, 224, 225, 244, 245, 255

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Better Homes & Gardens Five Star Home No. 1809 is a Minimum-cost house

LET'S be frank. The five-room, two-bedroom house that was built and sold before the war for $6,000 to $8,000 now costs between $12,000 and $15,000 with the same workmanship. We see no immediate possibility of the cost returning to prewar levels-- or even to $10,000, for that matter.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: HOW TO GET ALONG WITH THOSE YOU LOVE

Pages: 58, 117

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HOW TO GET ALONG WITH THOSE YOU LOVE

Dr. Paul M. Landis, one of America's leading authorities on family life, retired last year as dean of the graduate school, Washington State College. Still only 47, he continues as chairman of the division of sociology and last year was president of the Pacific Northwest Conference on Family Relations.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: FOOD NEWS

Page: 70

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FOOD NEWS

Macaroon mix makes 50 to 60 macaroons. You buy the mix in a 12-ounce can for about 49 cents. All you add to the contents of the can is the white of one egg. Bake the cookies 15 minutes if you like slightly chewy macaroons, 20 minutes if you like crisp, deeptan macaroons.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How to teach your child to say Thank you

Page: 92

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How to teach your child to say Thank you

WHEN you teach Johnny to say thank you, are you sure you teach him to mean it and want to say it, or is it an empty phrase?

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Solving the rainy-day play problem

Pages: 94, 95, 160

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Solving the rainy-day play problem

"I CAN'T do a thing with my 4-year-old when she has to stay indoors," an exasperated mother told me the other day. "She's always getting underfoot, and by the time her father comes home we're really in each other's hair."

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Make two rooms out of one

Pages: 97, 104

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Make two rooms out of one

WOULD you like to separate your living-dining room at mealtime? Do you wish you could shut off one corner of your bedroom for the baby?

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: CRUSHED ICE

Page: 98

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CRUSHED ICE

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: One table you can use 5 ways

Pages: 98, 99

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One table you can use 5 ways

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Curtain magic

Pages: 100, 253

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Curtain magic

SIMPLE, straight curtains need not be dull. Windows in your kitchen, dining nook, nursery, or playroom can have straight curtains that don't have the plain-Jane look yet withstand wear, are easily washable, and are inexpensive to make.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Shampoos can be fun

Pages: 102, 103

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Shampoos can be fun

OF COURSE, washing your youngster's hair can be anything but fun. If you have to work in an awkward position while your Betty struggles and screams that she has soap in her eyes, you may come to dread each shampoo.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Four good little houses

Pages: 108, 111, 112, 113

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Four good little houses

IF YOU'VE done any house-hunting lately, you know that a good small house is hard to find. If the outside looks good, the inside is often poorly planned. If the rooms are well arranged, there isn't enough storage space. A house that looks well, is well planned, and seems spacious in spite of its size is about as rare as a thousand-dollar bill.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Your dog and mine

Pages: 114, 116

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Your dog and mine

Not easy to deal with. Trick is to correct in the midst of the act with a dramatic scolding and spanking to impress the lesson. Must be repeated many times. Added help is to keep his nails trimmed close, as shortened claws hamper any real digging results.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: BIG ideas for small houses

Pages: 118, 120, 121

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BIG ideas for small houses

YOU can pack a heap of comfortable living inside a little house these days. The trick? Really there are hundreds of them. Some of the best are typified by the small homes on this page and the next.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: St. Charles

Page: 120

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St. Charles

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Tips for flower arrangers

Pages: 123, 125

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Tips for flower arrangers

A bowl of bouncing snowballs makes a cool-looking centerpiece. Fasten a candle snow man or snowball (or Santa Claus candle) to the bottom of a battery jar or fish bowl with modeling clay or melted tallow. Fill the bowl with water. Then add 15 to 20 moth balls, 1 teaspoon citric acid, 1 teaspoon baking soda.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: New bed has drawer space

Page: 125

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New bed has drawer space

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: There's good living in a garage

Pages: 126, 128, 130

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There's good living in a garage

DOES the idea of living in a garage set you thinking of rough rafters and grease-spotted floors? Then take a long look at Sally Hunt's garage-home in Pasadena.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: We want to know what you're doing

Page: 130

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We want to know what you're doing

ARE you one of the thousands of Better Homes & Gardens families who are devoting your spare time, evenings and weekends, to home-improvement jobs, doing most of the skilled and unskilled work yourselves?

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How to make a twirling shelf

Pages: 131, 163

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How to make a twirling shelf

YOU'LL find many uses for a simple twirling shelf in your kitchen. It will keep spices, sandwich spreads, or baby foods at your finger tips.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How small can your bedroom be?

Pages: 132, 133, 134

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How small can your bedroom be?

THERE'S one nice thing about bedrooms. Most of the time you're in one, you are sound asleep. When you're asleep, you don't care how small the room is, or how it is arranged.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Your family albums for September

Pages: 145, 210

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Your family albums for September

Eileen Farrell's large and lustrous voice is here properly reproduced for the first time. With Stokowski and the recording engineers as a harmonious team, she soars thru these songs with beautiful ease and expressiveness. "Songs," incidentally, is a slight misnomer for this music, since they are actually preliminary sketches for Wagner's Tristan, containing in compact form many of the finest ideas in that score.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How to handle a ladder

Pages: 146, 148, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158

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How to handle a ladder

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Have you painted with a spray gun?

Pages: 164, 166, 168, 170, 171, 248

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Have you painted with a spray gun?

ANYBODY can use a paint spray gun. So can anybody apply paint with a brush. The results you get with either depend on how much you know, and how much you practice.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Take a tip: It's house-cleaning time

Pages: 172, 182

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Take a tip: It's house-cleaning time

Oil mops or treated mops may be washed in mild, lukewarm suds. If mop is very dirty wash it twice or more, using fresh suds each time. Then rinse in lukewarm water until all soap and dirt is removed. Recondition by dipping in a lemon-oil solution (ΒΌ cup lemon oil stirred into 1 pint water). Squeeze out excess moisture, shake until fluffy. Hang to dry, mop end up.-- Mrs. F. A. Green, Kent, Ohio.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: The best place for a telephone?

Pages: 184, 185, 186, 187

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The best place for a telephone?

LIKE your car, your telephone is a convenience. But it is a nuisance if you are always four rooms or 15 stairs away from it when it rings. The trouble is that you are so used to a telephone that you give it little thought. But if you're remodeling or building, the time to think about your telephone and its location is before you begin work.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: They're not ready for college

Pages: 196, 197, 198

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They're not ready for college

FOR more than a quarter of a century I've worked with young people. I've known a lot of them. And I've watched how they adapted themselves to the self-disciplines of life away from home.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Phonograph facts

Page: 210

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Phonograph facts

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Waterproof your basement walls

Pages: 214, 216, 217

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Waterproof your basement walls

CAN you waterproof your basement walls from the inside? The answer is yes-- if you are careful and know what you are trying to do. You can do the work yourself.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 218, 219

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Is an only child behind the 8 ball?

Pages: 220, 221, 249, 250

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Is an only child behind the 8 ball?

"OH, WELL, he's an only child." According to popular opinion, the only child is a recognizable type. A cartoonist represents him as an arrogant "whipper-snapper" perched on a throne above his elders. Even college students go into a psychology class assuming that the only child develops into a selfish, egotistical, quarrelsome brat.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: How to have a bright basement

Pages: 226, 228, 229, 234

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How to have a bright basement

LIKE most of you, we wanted a basement when we built our home. We wanted a recreation room where we and our friends, our three daughters, and their separate gangs could spend enjoyable days and evenings thruout the year.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: SEPTEMBER GARDEN GUIDE

Page: 235

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SEPTEMBER GARDEN GUIDE

WEATHER'S on your side all this month. Chill nights have ripened most plants, making them easy to transplant. Mild fall rains and cool air keep plants from drying out. If you have any perennials that need transplanting, now is the time to transplant them. Now while you get full value, from moisture and cool weather.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: The diary of a plain dirt gardener

Pages: 236, 237, 238, 239

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The diary of a plain dirt gardener

Sept. 1 Donald is thru with his summer-school classes at the university. I have a breathing spell when I can get away from desk work. So this month is to be devoted considerably to travel. Several necessary business trips are in prospect, not related to gardening.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Garden clinic

Page: 239

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Garden clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: how-to helps

Pages: 242, 243

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how-to helps

Does your dog have a housing problem? Bunk him the year around in this All-Weather Doghouse. He'll be happy and comfortable-- and you'll find this house an easy trick to make. Pattern 3.428, 35 cents, gives complete instructions for cutting and assembling stock pieces of lumber.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 242, 243

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: Care of spray gun and compressor

Page: 249

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Care of spray gun and compressor

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: More personality for your house

Page: 254

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More personality for your house

YOU don't have to spend a fortune to make your house the one people remember. Not if you set out a few pots of brightly colored plants in one of the ways shown here.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1948 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 262

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

As I shuffle thru the summer vacation's snapshots, it seems to me I wore myself out pursuing the family with a camera. When I ask 'em to pose they all act like a starlet working overtime when she's late for a date with Clark Gable.

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