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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article:

Pages: 6, 9

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"Stop and go" lights for plants?

Right now-- with an extension cord and a few properly placed light bulbs turned on for an hour or so in the middle of the night-- you can cause or hold back bloom of some of your flowers and control growth of other plants, inside or out in your garden.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Be a well-armed paper hanger

Pages: 10, 11, 12, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270

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Be a well-armed paper hanger

art, to be done only by a professional. Of course you can hang wallpaper. Even among people who do a lot of work around the house, there's a feeling that paper hanging is a mysterious

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Desks--tailored to fit

Page: 15

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Desks--tailored to fit

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

Pages: 16, 17, 221

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What's wrong with this family?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: $11 outdoor fireplace

Pages: 18, 187, 188, 190

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$11 outdoor fireplace

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Give your plants a lift

Pages: 21, 22

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Give your plants a lift

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

Pages: 25, 26

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Have you heard the Latest Garden News?

A really effective poison-ivy remedy is on the way. Called TAM, it is based on zirconium carbonate, and is the result of an exhaustive search for a chemical that will affect urushiol, the poisonous part of the oil from poison ivy that does the damage.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: HOW-TO for the handyman

Pages: 30, 33, 34

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HOW-TO for the handyman

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article:

Pages: 36, 39, 323

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"Give me a house I can hide in!"

When you find fault these days with modern houses, you run the risk of being relegated to the cupola and gingerbread period. But modern houses, with all their undeniable virtues, seem to have been planned for extroverts. I want to make a plaintive plea for the rest of us who have become so unfashionable.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Family-tested kitchens

Pages: 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 95, 97

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Family-tested kitchens

Kitchens were never so beautiful, so much fun as they are today. For awhile there, they were all prim and proper. But now they can win a beauty contest from any room in the house.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Premium quality at a bargain price

Pages: 58, 59, 119, 120, 122, 123

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Premium quality at a bargain price

Thirty feet square. Build a house this size, and in theory you could have four rooms a little over 14 feet square.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Fabulous color--and easy to get

Pages: 60, 61, 299, 303

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Fabulous color--and easy to get

You can go as far as you like in spreading color around if you grow peonies and iris. New colors, new shapes, and much larger flowers make news-- and big news-- of these old reliables.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Fresh cotton from floor to ceiling

Pages: 62, 63

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Fresh cotton from floor to ceiling

Every fabric in these rooms is made of cotton. You'll recognize it immediately in the ruffled curtains and chintz slipcover. And you know that it's washable, and long-wearing-- a cool choice for summer, and a practical choice for any time.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: The two-story house makes a good family house

Pages: 64, 65, 151, 152, 153, 155

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The two-story house makes a good family house

If you need four bedrooms, build one at ground level and three upstairs, especially on a small lot. In the house Architect Whitney K. Ormsby designed for Philip Fox of Milwaukee, the stairway bisects the house, and all rooms can be reached from the entrance hall.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: 10 days that do things for you

Pages: 66, 67, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312

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10 days that do things for you

We got out of the car quietly so we wouldn't scare her. The deer, a soft, gentle-eyed doe, raised her head. She saw us and began a slow approach to where we stood beside the road. Our boy and girl held their breath as their dad's camera clicked away. Closer, closer, until within arm's reach, the doe advanced, then paused, ran her tongue up over her nose, and, calmly raising her head, slurped the full length of her tongue over the camera's lens.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Wallpaper can work wonders in your home

Pages: 68, 69

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Wallpaper can work wonders in your home

Patterned wallpaper is the springboard of your room's color scheme. If you're lucky enough to be able to start from scratch, choose a wallpaper pattern with colors you'll want to repeat again and again in upholstery, draperies, and floor covering.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Why not a split-level plan?

Pages: 70, 71, 214, 215, 216

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Why not a split-level plan?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article:

Pages: 72, 73, 208

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"We live all around the house"

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Flowering branches show off spring

Page: 74

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Flowering branches show off spring

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Let these do your job

Pages: 82, 83, 86

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Let these do your job

Doors of kitchen cabinets open at the touch of your finger; automatic ironers go with the touch of your toe. The new kitchen equipment is making work lighter, lets you do your job the easy way.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Make money with your recipe

Page: 106

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Make money with your recipe

A. brand-new contest opens with $70 in the jack pot. You can qualify with your Holiday Candy and Cranberry Recipes. If the judges vote your recipe best, you'll be chosen Cook-of-the-Month next December and receive $10. Honor Roll mention and $3 go to each of the 20 other winners.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: When yon use garlic

Pages: 108, 110

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When yon use garlic

There are four ways you can add a gentle touch of garlic seasoning-- with garlic clove, garlic salt, powder, or the new liquid garlic.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Hang your hobbies on the wall

Page: 115

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Hang your hobbies on the wall

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Nobody likes a young smart aleck

Pages: 126, 127, 218, 219

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Nobody likes a young smart aleck

Does your child chatter so much when visitors come that you can't get a word in edgewise? Does he "act up" at school to such an extent that his grades suffer?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Look before you remodel

Pages: 128, 129, 131

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Look before you remodel

America has millions of old houses that could stand remodeling-- but you'd break your back, your heart, and your bank account if you tried it with some of them. With others, though, you can get more than a dollar's return, in good living and in pride of accomplishment, for every dollar spent.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Make music fun instead of a struggle

Pages: 140, 156, 157, 158, 159, 161

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Make music fun instead of a struggle

Why give your children music lessons? To teach them to play? To make professionals of them? Because all the other neighborhood children are taking? Because you want them to enjoy music when they grow up? Because you are anxious for them to perform in recitals, over the radio, on television?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Garden clinic

Page: 144

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Garden clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: What are you going to tell a youngster?

Pages: 146, 148, 304, 305, 319

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What are you going to tell a youngster?

A famous radio performer, a dauntless guest on many a "Stump the Experts"-type of program, was asked what were the most difficult questions he was ever called on to answer. He replied: "The little, simple ones my kids ask me!" Like most parents, he felt that his children were virtually backing him against the wall every time they came up with a vital question.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Wise up on wood

Pages: 162, 217

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Wise up on wood

People get a lot of wrong ideas about wood. Does wood decay with age?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Make your own dressing-table skirt

Pages: 164, 165, 196

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Make your own dressing-table skirt

If you can run a sewing machine, you can make a dressing-table skirt. There's no difficult fitting, no intricate seams. What's important is the measuring-- and we tell you exactly how to do that.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: A lot of privacy--and every inch used

Pages: 168, 169, 170, 171, 172

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A lot of privacy--and every inch used

The Hilding Anderson family of Seattle wanted an easyto-take-care-of, basementless, three-bedroom house on their pint-sized (7,200 square feet) lot. They have it.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Pattern gives a small room style

Page: 175

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Pattern gives a small room style

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: You can't afford cheap furniture

Pages: 178, 179, 180, 181, 192

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You can't afford cheap furniture

For you, furniture is a long-time investment. You can't wink your eye at quality or design if you want furniture you'll always be proud of. You know it's lasting satisfaction-- and not the first cost you pay-- that really counts.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Storage space

Pages: 182, 184

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Storage space

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: You can make yours a more workable workbench

Pages: 195, 314, 315, 316, 317

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You can make yours a more workable workbench

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Your pet and mine

Pages: 205, 313

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Your pet and mine

Most puppy owners shrink from the idea of training. They have an idea that only professional dog trainers are up on the methods and "magic" it takes to teach a dog.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Why keep useless windows?

Page: 207

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Why keep useless windows?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Meat is money-take care of it

Pages: 212, 213, 220

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Meat is money-take care of it

You hustle home with your wisely chosen packages of meats. Of course you planned your meals and were well armed with a shopping list when you arrived at the meat case. The meatman helped you select the right cuts. You're not through yet-- if you're a dollar-stretching shopper. Not until you get the meat out of its market paper and into the refrigerator, as shown below.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Know your building terms

Page: 217

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Know your building terms

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: How to get the most from your vegetable garden

Pages: 222, 224

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How to get the most from your vegetable garden

Sun, soil, and where you plant it can make or break your garden. Vegetables need at least a half day of sunshine daily, preferably in morning.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: How to get a cottage from a two-car garage

Pages: 226, 227

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How to get a cottage from a two-car garage

You may find that extra guest-room space you need right in your garage. The Ward Olmsteads, of Excelsior, Minnesota, proved that it can be done by converting a garage into a small cottage which offers comfortable sleeping for four people.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Put your best foot forward in your entry hall

Page: 228

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Put your best foot forward in your entry hall

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Here's the BIG 3 in vegetables

Pages: 230, 232, 234

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Here's the BIG 3 in vegetables

Rank the vegetables you like for the amount of food they will produce in your garden space, the dollar return for your work, and the zest they'll add to your summer eating. Odds are you'll rate snap beans, tomatoes, and sweet corn as indispensable-- fresh or for canning or freezing.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Plan your kitchen to work two ways

Page: 237

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Plan your kitchen to work two ways

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Give your curtains a fresh, crisp look

Pages: 239, 240

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Give your curtains a fresh, crisp look

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Decorating ideas for you

Pages: 242, 243

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Decorating ideas for you

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: How to have a study in your living room

Page: 245

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How to have a study in your living room

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: One garden house serves five ways

Page: 246

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One garden house serves five ways

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Know how to plant a shrub or tree?

Pages: 248, 249

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Know how to plant a shrub or tree?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Let your kids know what's eating you!

Pages: 250, 251, 252, 253, 291, 296

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Let your kids know what's eating you!

Can your child tell when you are cross or low and in the dumps? "My wife thinks she hides it," says Ted Smith. "She puts on one of those angelic smiles.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Save space with smart storage planning

Pages: 255, 256, 257, 258

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Save space with smart storage planning

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

Page: 259

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How-to Helps

Magazine Binder-- to hold your past issues of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. You can make good use of Better Homes & Gardens in the future, whenever a problem around the house occurs. Each binder holds six issues, is attractive, sturdy, and easy to use. Costs only $2.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: How old should a camper be?

Pages: 260, 261, 272, 273

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How old should a camper be?

"But our Bobby's too young to go to camp. He's only 6." Many parents hesitate to send their children to resident summer camp before they reach 10 or 12 years of age because "they just aren't old enough."

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Spruce up your outdoor furniture

Pages: 262, 263, 297

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Spruce up your outdoor furniture

Can you make your porch or terrace gay and inviting-- with outdoor furniture you already own? Chances are you can.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: How to get a year-round patio

Page: 265

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How to get a year-round patio

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: What you should know about bugs

Pages: 278, 280, 287

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What you should know about bugs

First step in controlling the insects that can sear garden beauty and cut deeply into yields is to recognize the pests themselves-- and to recognize the damage they can do in your garden.

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

Pages: 282, 284, 285, 286

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The diary of a plain dirt gardener

May 1 Warm today-- and David moved our new duck to a pen he made for it out of wire netting on the back lawn. My, how that duck is growing. Dear me-- no name for it yet. We don't want to make the mistake the boys did on the old duck that we had for 13 years.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: May Garden Guide

Pages: 288, 289

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May Garden Guide

Water newly seeded lawns frequently enough to keep the surface darkened with moisture. Sow seeds of tender annuals such as marigolds, four o'clocks, and pincushion flowers about the middle of the month

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Try these play ideas on your children

Pages: 290, 291

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Try these play ideas on your children

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Display trailing plants on a moss-stick

Page: 292

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Display trailing plants on a moss-stick

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Lift your entrance out of the ordinary

Pages: 300, 301, 302

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Lift your entrance out of the ordinary

Despite the combination of an automobile and a small lot, the front or entrance part of your home needn't be a landscaping headache.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Picture ideas you can use

Page: 318

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Picture ideas you can use

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1951 Magazine Article: Maybe it isn't athlete's foot

Pages: 320, 321, 322, 323

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Maybe it isn't athlete's foot

If your feet itch, burn, peel, crack, blister, and weep, you just know you have it-- athlete's foot, the fungus, or ringworm of the foot. But do you? Certainly the skin of your feet is sick. But there's an even chance that your diagnosis hasn't a leg to stand on. Before you try to slay the little fungus that may not be causing your trouble, look into other possibilities. One of the major ones is that your feet may be downright sick of their surroundings.

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

Page: 330

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The MAN NEXT DOOR

Our neighborhood is divided between the pessimists who are waiting for the atom bomb, and the optimists who are waiting for color television.

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