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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: We solved the riddle of family happiness

Pages: 6, 9, 114, 116, 117

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We solved the riddle of family happiness

Sometimes it's hard to believe that we're the same family we were six months ago. It seems ages past that there were fights over every bedtime for the children, morning scoldings about dressing and getting off to school, and fusses over eating that ruined everybody's meal. It seems a long time since my wife and I wondered if we were a couple of incompetent neurotics raising two antisocial youngsters.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Perimeter heating new and practical

Pages: 10, 11, 160, 161

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Perimeter heating new and practical

If you went outdoors on a zero day with fleece-lined boots, a fur-lined flying jacket, but only a pair of shorts to cover your legs, you wouldn't be warm long. While your feet and torso would stay warm, heat loss from your legs would be so great that they would soon be frostbitten.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How much is your home worth?

Pages: 12, 158

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How much is your home worth?

If you ever sell your home-- and chances are good you will, sometime-- you'll then find yourself smack up against the federal income tax laws. That could hurt, too. But it needn't.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: What's wrong with this family?

Pages: 14, 15, 158

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What's wrong with this family?

What's right. It's right and normal for Bobby to want to dress like the other kids. What are passing fads to you are genuine fashions to 10-year-olds. At his age, Bobby is just beginning to feel that he is part of the gang, rather than his parents' little boy.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Here are three ideas for Storage-unit entrance halls

Page: 18

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Here are three ideas for Storage-unit entrance halls

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Spacesaving bedroom ideas

Page: 20

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Spacesaving bedroom ideas

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Two rooms--One television set

Page: 23

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Two rooms--One television set

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Have you heard the Latest Garden News?

Pages: 26, 28

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Have you heard the Latest Garden News?

Newest of fruits is Amber, a red raspberry that isn't red, but a beautiful golden orange. I tasted this luscious fruit at the New York State Experiment Station last year, and it has all the quality of a high-grade red raspberry except for color.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How-to for the handyman

Pages: 31, 33, 34

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How-to for the handyman

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: The best side trip we ever took

Page: 42

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The best side trip we ever took

We hadn't planned it that way. It all happened because of a road sign near Springfield, Illinois. The sign read "Lincoln's Tomb."

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: The only sure way to get the home you want

Pages: 45, 46, 47, 146, 148

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The only sure way to get the home you want

Despite the wide variety of materials and colors available today, there is a certain deadly similarity in the furnishings and decoration of many American homes.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: One story--and two

Pages: 48, 49, 150, 151

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One story--and two

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: ROSES-what they can do for you

Pages: 50, 51, 52, 211, 212, 213

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ROSES-what they can do for you

You have some deeply satisfying thrills ahead whenever you decide to grow roses. It won't be just the blooms, lovely as they are, that will reward you.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Fine details mean a fine house

Pages: 53, 228

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Fine details mean a fine house

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: The Pacific Northwest

Pages: 54, 55, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226

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The Pacific Northwest

"Looks like our family's completely deadlocked on where to take a vacation this year," my young neighbor said the other day. "I swore I was going to get in a little fishing this year-- some place uncrowded and unspoiled. And I'd like to get a good long look at the ocean while I'm there.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How to pull your home together

Page: 56

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How to pull your home together

We are still decorating and furnishing and even building small homes as though they were large ones. We just cannot emancipate our thinking from the big-house psychology. A big house has many big rooms and because they are big, and because they are only used one at a time and not seen simultaneously too often, the rooms of a big house have a different scheme for each room.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 57

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: A house you can expand yourself

Pages: 58, 59, 154, 157

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A house you can expand yourself

We're going to build an expansible house-- one we can add onto later." This idea is a good one; the trouble is that "later" rarely comes.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Furniture periods . . . and the part they play

Pages: 60, 61, 121

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Furniture periods . . . and the part they play

Your home is yours to furnish as you like. So let it express your own tastes and suit your way' of life. First step is to find the furniture period you like best.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How to plan a home workshop

Pages: 62, 63, 214, 215, 216, 230

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How to plan a home workshop

Do you have a really adequate space set aside for making home repairs and improvements? Or does some makeshift arrangement take all of the pleasure out of your handyman projects?

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: We really worked wonders--with a simple terrace and flowers

Pages: 64, 65

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We really worked wonders--with a simple terrace and flowers

Tiny space your problem? Like to soften the stark look of a new home with plantings that are easy to put in, easy to keep up?

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Ways to use one flower

Page: 66

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Ways to use one flower

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Get the most from your vacuum cleaner

Pages: 72, 73, 111

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Get the most from your vacuum cleaner

Chances are you get out your vacuum cleaner each time you plan to clean house. But do you let it take over its fair share of the load?

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Quick way to make white sauce

Page: 96

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Quick way to make white sauce

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Fresh charm from simple changes

Page: 113

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Fresh charm from simple changes

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Double the size of small bedrooms

Page: 118

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Double the size of small bedrooms

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How-to Helps

Page: 120

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How-to Helps

Well-dressed Windows-- it's all in the material and how you hang it. Sounds simple, and it is with the guidance of Better Homes & Gardens home-furnishings experts. Learn how to choose the best for your home in this 25c booklet.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: A cedar chest that's at home in any room

Page: 122

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A cedar chest that's at home in any room

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: They switched to TV and a new kitchen

Pages: 124, 125, 127, 128

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They switched to TV and a new kitchen

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Take the heat off your kids!

Pages: 130, 131, 179, 180, 213

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Take the heat off your kids!

You have high hopes for your children? Naturally you do. And just as naturally, you worry when they don't seem to be living up to your hopes.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: See what's what on wood saws

Pages: 132, 135, 136, 137, 138, 143, 144

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See what's what on wood saws

Whether you're replacing a shaky railing on your basement stairs or turning out a set of built-in bookshelves for your living room, good handsaws will help you do a better job, faster, with a lot less work.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: The overwhelming trend--show more oak

Page: 160

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The overwhelming trend--show more oak

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How to remodel

Page: 162

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How to remodel

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Sure, you can lay linoleum

Pages: 164, 165, 166, 176, 177, 178

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Sure, you can lay linoleum

Mechanics, proud of their skill, usually scoff at the idea that a novice can do a tradesman's job. But the men who lay linoleum say anyone can do it.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How to use enamel

Pages: 171, 172, 175

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How to use enamel

If you do any handyman painting around your home, you probably have tried enamel. Were you satisfied with the results?

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: ART--good for four kids and fun, too

Pages: 182, 183, 184, 188, 193

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ART--good for four kids and fun, too

Joey had finished a painting of a deer and brought it with modest pride to show his mother and father. "What kind of creature is that?" his mother asked. "Red body, blue antlers. Nobody ever saw a deer like that."

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Build on the bias. . . .

Pages: 186, 191, 192

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Build on the bias. . . .

Your home doesn't have to stand shoulder to shoulder in a military formation with other houses in your block.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Your dog and mine

Pages: 189, 190

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Your dog and mine

The hair on my Cocker Spaniel's ears gets terribly matted. Can this be avoided?-- F. L., Michigan.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: More living in less space

Pages: 194, 196

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More living in less space

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Garden clinic

Page: 197

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Garden clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How to keep big shrubs in bounds

Pages: 198, 199, 200, 201

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How to keep big shrubs in bounds

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: The diary of a plain dirt gardener

Pages: 202, 203, 204, 205, 206

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The diary of a plain dirt gardener

Feb. 1 Our morning newspaper is delivered on our suburban road by a truck driver who throws a wrapped copy into our drive. If you had seen me in the gray dawning as I came out and picked it up this a.m., you might have been a bit puzzled.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: How to plant on a budget

Pages: 208, 209, 210

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How to plant on a budget

The cost of putting in the kind of plants you want around your home can be much less than you thought possible. That is, if you start with small plants.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: Boots get wet on the inside, too

Page: 217

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Boots get wet on the inside, too

Winter or summer, snow or rain, children get their boots and overshoes wet on the inside as well as the outside. How to dry them quickly is a problem.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1951 Magazine Article: The MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 238

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The MAN NEXT DOOR

My wife likes to chide me because I waited until our third meeting before asking her for a date. But then I hadn't seen her at her best-- getting my breakfast over a kitchen range with an apron around her and her nose a little bit shiny.

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