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Fuses confuse you?
Is your fuse box a Chinese puzzle? Or a lethal-looking device you don't go within a ten-foot pole of? It needn't be. A blown fuse is as easy and safe to replace as a light bulb Knowing how can save summoning a neighbor or the power company. But the time to learn is before the lights go out.Read Article
THAT FABULOUS OLD FOURTH OF JULY!
We won the American Revolution, but we lost the Fourth of July. Of course, I believe in the "Safe and Sane Fourth," and am grateful that my children are growing up without losing fingers to five-inch salutes, or eyes to misfiring Roman candles.Read Article
Fences have a new importance
If you're looking around for the key to privacy and to living happily in an open-plan house (with maybe a glass wall or two) you'll find it in fences. Today's best planning uses fences, not as continuous guards or stockades, but as screens and baffles. Well-placed fences are now a thoroughly tested means of getting more living space from your property at the very lowest cost.Read Article
The one-color look for coolnessRead Article
Why aren't these kids in trouble?
Juvenile delinquency could hardly find a better breeding ground than the Seattle waterfront. In this skid-row section of town, drunks lie sprawled in the dark doorways of flophouses and bars, and derelicts roam the streets looking for trouble. Policemen walk their beat in pairs, warning visitors to leave before dark. Yet among the many Japanese-American families who live here, there is no record of teen-age delinquency.Read Article
Upstate New York is wonderland!
It is early morning, with just a sniff of rain in the air, and you are heading up the east bank of the Hudson River toward Poughkeepsie. It is quiet and you feel very far away, yet the city of New York is only a couple of hours behind you, and at this very minute tubes, tunnels, and trains are spilling commuters onto city streets.Read Article
A small house with sparkle!
Your letters sent us after this house! So many of you-- young couples, starting-out families, older folks seeking a place that's easy to care for-- all have asked for a really distinctive small house.Read Article
Colonial furniture makes news!Read Article
A pretty table needs loving--not lavish--care!Read Article
IRIS: How to choose and grow themRead Article
Personal help in planning, decorating and furnishing YOUR home
Look for this Better Homes & Gardens "Home Planning Center" seal when you're looking for ideas to help make your home more comfortable and attractive. It identifies leading stores who feature personal counsel on home planning, decorating, and furnishings problems.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
The other night Grandpa Hillis was telling us about Grandma's economy wave in the '30s. She used to clip the tails off his pin-striped shirts (they're back again) to cover tattered collars. Only thing was she'd have to sew on new tails. Her source for these was old shirts that were hopelessly lost to the rag bag.Read Article