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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: $25,000.00 Home Improvement Contest for 1956

Pages: 6, 9

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$25,000.00 Home Improvement Contest for 1956

THIS CONTEST covers any improvement to your home and surrounding property. And you have 128 chances to win in the four divisions-- Exteriors, Interiors, Additions, and Kitchen-Utility areas-- explained in detail further on. You are officially entered in the contest when we receive a Preliminary Entry Form from you.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: What to look for in draperies

Pages: 18, 20, 23, 24

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What to look for in draperies

Ready-mades make it easy to buy and hang draperies all on the same day. They are usually the least expensive. You put on the hooks, join several pairs to cover large glass areas, perhaps adjust the hems, then hang them.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: These FOODS are NEWS!

Page: 27

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These FOODS are NEWS!

Quick 7-minute-type frosting mix is a newcomer. It makes a soft, glossy, fluffy white frosting. Keeps well, too. Simple to fix-- just add boiling water and beat in warm bowl with an electric mixer, or beat with rotary beater over hot water. Takes about 5 to 7 minutes' beating. The 7½-ounce package will frost two 8-or 9-inch layers, a sheet cake, or 24 cupcakes.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Who wants to teach Sunday school?

Pages: 28, 31, 33, 130, 131, 133

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Who wants to teach Sunday school?

I came out of the dim, pleasant-smelling general store and post office in our little town one day. There on the front step, in the morning sunshine, stood our minister. "I want to talk to you," he said.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to get the best

Pages: 40, 42, 260, 261

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How to get the best "deal" on a new car

If you've been bitten by the new-car "bug," you are going to buy a new automobile. Even if you need a new car like a giraffe needs stilts, you're going to buy one. Somewhere, somehow, you'll find the money. If you still owe a balance on your present car, you or your dealer will find a way around that obstacle.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Yon and your MEMORY

Page: 42

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Yon and your MEMORY

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Here are table wardrobes to fit every budget

Pages: 46, 49

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Here are table wardrobes to fit every budget

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Have you heard? Latest Garden News

Pages: 54, 56

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Have you heard? Latest Garden News

Kill clover in lawns? Old-time gardeners would have shuddered at the idea. To a man, they would have insisted that a good lawn simply had to have clover. It was the only dependable plant which stayed green when bluegrass went dormant in summer.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to to go about improving your kitchen

Page: 67

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How to to go about improving your kitchen

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: These folks did it themselves ... on a $550 budget

Pages: 68, 69

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These folks did it themselves ... on a $550 budget

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Picture-pretty in six weeks!

Pages: 74, 75

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Picture-pretty in six weeks!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: P-h-h-f-t We were in the dark when we saw the light

Pages: 78, 79

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P-h-h-f-t We were in the dark when we saw the light

"Fire rotisseries!" I signaled Doris from the front door... at least, that's where it all began. I had scheduled the evening's activities with the stop-watch precision of a time-motion expert.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Virginia-For history, or just for fun

Pages: 80, 81, 145, 147, 151

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Virginia-For history, or just for fun

Vacation time again? Perhaps not quite, but at least it's high time for getting out the road maps and calendar and exploring all the possibilities. After all, the fun of anticipating what's ahead is second only to the trip itself, and a little time spent with guidebooks and maps will often pay handsome dividends in discovering new and interesting places to visit.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Today's house can really take it!

Pages: 82, 83, 296, 297, 300, 301, 350

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Today's house can really take it!

This, month's Five Star home (it's number 2605) presents a total plan for living, one that envisions the full family cycle-- from early years through retirement.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Let s take a look at 1956 carpets

Pages: 84, 85, 86, 87

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Let s take a look at 1956 carpets

What's the right carpet or rug for your home? Wall-to-wall carpet in a solid color, simple design, or texture gives a feeling of spaciousness to small rooms. Large rooms are best place for patterns, tone-on-tones, or carved effects.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: When you remodel an old house Little changes make a big difference

Pages: 88, 89

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When you remodel an old house Little changes make a big difference

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: SMART COOK!

Page: 102

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SMART COOK!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Strawberry pie

Page: 106

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Strawberry pie

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add cold water; stir. Cut ice cream in 6 chunks; add to gelatin mixture. Stir till ice cream melts. Chill until mixture begins to thicken and mound when spooned (20 to 30 minutes). Gently fold in strawberries. Pour into cooled Coconut Shell. Chill till firm, about 20 to 25 minutes.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Bake brioche, light as a feather!

Pages: 118, 119, 294

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Bake brioche, light as a feather!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Look what's new for 1956 kitchens

Pages: 123, 124, 128, 177, 178

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Look what's new for 1956 kitchens

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Pick-up salads, garden fresh

Page: 126

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Pick-up salads, garden fresh

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to recognize carpet quality

Pages: 135, 171, 188, 308

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How to recognize carpet quality

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: My strange world of Cerebral palsy

Pages: 140, 142, 143, 145

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My strange world of Cerebral palsy

Our family doctor pronounced me dead when I was born. As he turned to save my mother he laid my breathless body on the floor. My grandmother grabbed me up and began bathing me in warm water. With the grace of God, I gave out a yell.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Give us five weeks

Page: 145

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Give us five weeks

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: PETER PUTTER'S Quick Quiz

Page: 145

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PETER PUTTER'S Quick Quiz

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: A new and simple way to slipcover

Pages: 148, 149, 199, 200, 202, 205, 206, 207, 209, 210

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A new and simple way to slipcover

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Nobody reads the directions

Pages: 156, 180, 181, 294

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Nobody reads the directions

Not long ago, the manager in charge of the Brazilian office for a company manufacturing adhesive bandages was happy to note that some of his products had found their way into the deepest jungles of Mato Grosso, introduced there by missionaries. Sales in that remote region failed to boom, however, because the primitive Indians in the territory found them useless --they wouldn't stick. Investigation finally disclosed the reason; unable to read the directions which accompanied each package of bandages, the natives had not gotten around to peeling off the protective crinoline.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article:

Pages: 172, 192

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"We did it ourselves"

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: We made a small house do a big job

Pages: 174, 175, 184, 185, 186

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We made a small house do a big job

By any standards, the Fenton family of Great Falls, Montana (that's us) lives in a small house-- 1,150 square feet. When we moved in 5 years ago, it had two bedrooms and just under 800 square feet.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Small-room problem? It's how you use the space that counts

Page: 191

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Small-room problem? It's how you use the space that counts

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Young ideas for older houses: How to cover a radiator

Page: 195

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Young ideas for older houses: How to cover a radiator

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Be a smart decorator, and you can say--Good-bye to problem windows

Pages: 196, 236

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Be a smart decorator, and you can say--Good-bye to problem windows

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Don't deny your child discipline

Pages: 214, 309

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Don't deny your child discipline

Mrs. Jones was chatting with visitors when 8-year-old Tommy swept into the living room. He was at the moment a jet fighter in hot pursuit of the enemy, with sound effects of engine and guns going at full blast.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: This is the way we built our house!

Pages: 217, 258

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This is the way we built our house!

How do you tell about a house you built with your own hands? It's like talking about yourself. My husband, George, is an architect, so we had a head start over most young couples

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Bathing your baby should be fun

Pages: 218, 220, 222, 307

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Bathing your baby should be fun

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How they came to build this house

Pages: 223, 226

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How they came to build this house

In St. Louis, there are all kinds of three-bedroom houses ready to be bought. This is the story of young people who didn't go about it this easy way-- whose lively personalities demanded something more than the usual house in the usual setting.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Kitchen built-ins for the handyman

Pages: 230, 231, 252, 266, 268, 271

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Kitchen built-ins for the handyman

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: A new house-and it's 50 years old!

Pages: 232, 324

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A new house-and it's 50 years old!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to choose and use ... Files and rasps

Pages: 239, 240

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How to choose and use ... Files and rasps

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Wherever you live, you can have a... Cooler house this summer

Pages: 245, 248, 249, 251

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Wherever you live, you can have a... Cooler house this summer

The magic is heatproofing. And it means not only that your home can be degrees cooler this summer, but that the ideal in all-year comfort, air conditioning, may now be within your budget-- its cost reduced by half or more. Further, this work is an investment which will bring you regular divi-dends year in, year out.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Workshop in the walls

Pages: 254, 255, 256

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Workshop in the walls

Most workshops rate as afterthoughts in planning a new house. A corner of the basement here, a wall of the garage there, seldom first-floor space-- space that's really important.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating

Page: 263

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Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating

When you're looking for ways to make your home more comfortable and attractive, look for this seal. It identifies the Better Homes & Gardens Home Planning Center, where you can get personal counsel on your home-planning problems.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Decorative solutions for The small-room problem

Pages: 264, 272, 278, 316

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Decorative solutions for The small-room problem

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Built-ins with hidden extras

Pages: 275, 286

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Built-ins with hidden extras

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: CANCER: 20 million can be helped

Pages: 277, 282, 283

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CANCER: 20 million can be helped

How soon will cancer be conquered? No one knows, for sure. A close look at the front lines of research shows that all across the United States-- in laboratories cluttered with chemicals and caged mice, in operating rooms and hospital wards, in the strangely potent silence surrounding atomic reactors-- scientists and doctors are carving out new victories over cancer.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to build a hi-fi speaker cabinet

Pages: 284, 285, 344, 345

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How to build a hi-fi speaker cabinet

If you're joining hi-fi's fast-swelling ranks, you should know the role a scientific speaker enclosure plays in presenting the best sound from record-player or other source.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Driving lessons are worthwhile

Pages: 288, 298, 299

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Driving lessons are worthwhile

If you, your mate, or your teen-age youngster wants to learn to drive a car, you may be considering a driver-training school. And lessons from a professional could be your best possible move, if discretion is used in the choice of a school and the course is followed all the way through.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: It's planned for a bigger future

Pages: 290, 291

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It's planned for a bigger future

When you build a home, you don't have to build it all at once. This may be the only sure way to get the home you want-- instead of just the one you can afford at the time.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to give a small room style

Page: 302

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How to give a small room style

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to work with hardboard

Pages: 305, 338, 339, 340, 341

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How to work with hardboard

Once you get to know hardboard, you'll wonder why you waited so long to use it. Because in hardboard --a brown, sometimes grayish material that's usually glassy-smooth on one side-- you'll find talents that make for a marvelous, all-around workshop performer.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: New book for your baby's records

Page: 307

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New book for your baby's records

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: You can't afford not to mulch

Page: 314

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You can't afford not to mulch

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: You suit yourself with this garden plan

Pages: 318, 319

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You suit yourself with this garden plan

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Pages: 320, 325

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The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

May 1 "Thank you kindly; thank you kindly," some bird over in the bushes was singing as I went forth to get the morning paper.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Now's the time to...

Pages: 322, 323, 351

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Now's the time to...

Central and East Trees and shrubs: Deep-feed shade trees, and water if spring is dry to carry food to the roots... Feed your roses with a new long-lasting rose food or a standard rose food if not done earlier. ...Keep a thin film of pesticide on plant surfaces to keep aphids and blackspot under control.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Annuals give bargains in bloom

Pages: 329, 330

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Annuals give bargains in bloom

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Tomatoes, anyone? Here's how to grow 'em

Pages: 332, 333, 349

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Tomatoes, anyone? Here's how to grow 'em

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to save mowing time

Pages: 335, 336

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How to save mowing time

In the bluegrass country, it takes a full 40-hour week to keep the average lawn mowed during one growing season. Farther south, where the grass grows 9 months out of the year instead of 6, mowing takes two weeks and some overtime.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: How to go about improving your kitchen

Pages: 342, 352, 353, 354, 355, 363

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How to go about improving your kitchen

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: Kitchen ideas references

Page: 363

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Kitchen ideas references

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1956 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 364

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

I hear considerable political talk when the neighbors gather in one another's yards these lovely spring evenings. We don't seem too concerned about any one candidate, but each of us does strongly favor any special privilege which we personally enjoy.

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