Read any good books lately?
The great ease with which books are turned out these days, for all that might be said for it, imposes on the casual reader an almost insurmountable task of selection. Not so long ago, a man had time to read most of those volumes that pleased him, or at least the ones his salary could afford. Today, with a busier society and a more exhaustive and inexpensive choice, he has trouble keeping up with the reviews, let alone the books to which they lead.Read Article
Flower containers of distinction and beautyRead Article
Drivers' eye tests: a nation-wide farce
A New York automobile publication recently pulled a stunt with shocking implications. They got a blinded war veteran, filled out an application for renewal of his driver's license, drove him to the main office at the State Motor Vehicles Bureau in Manhattan, and turned him loose at the door. Wearing dark glasses and tapping a white cane, this blind man felt his way cautiously across the big room until he bumped into a guard.Read Article
Remember Memorial Day?
The way we celebrated it, there was little gloomy about Memorial Day; everything we did was gay and life-giving. Early in the morning my sisters and I would be out cutting flowers, wrapping the stems in damp cloth. It was important that we take our own flowers to our own people. My older brother would come out with his pocket knife, the big blade honed to an edge so sharp he would take a hair from my head and hold it up, and as he slashed at it like a scalping Indian he would shout proudly, "Couldn't feel it, could you?"Read Article
Got weeds in gravel? Chemicals do the job!
You don't have to put up with a ragged ribbon of weeds down the middle of your gravel drive. In fact, it's a lot easier to get weeds out of gravel than it is to get them out of grass. That's because you can use chemical controls that are much stronger than would be safe to use on a lawn.Read Article
All these from SEEDS!Read Article
A house to end your search
Nowadays, as families, jobs, and ideas change, a young couple may migrate through more houses in 10 years than their parents saw in a lifetime. That's pretty much the history of Jack and Dorothy Tolzien. The handsome house you see here is the fourth they've lived in since 1949.Read Article
For your walls-new ideas, new colorsRead Article
ONTRIO Vacationland north of the lakesRead Article
PAINT yourself a "new" houseRead Article
Antiques... at home with modern
When Mary and Jack Baumgardner moved into their new Northbrook, Illinois, home, their biggest problem wasn't affording new furniture. It was what kind of furniture to get. For Mary, there was nothing like the sleek, smooth lines of Contemporary. To Jack's mind, though, when you talked about furniture, you were talking about antiques.Read Article
Money for your recipesRead Article
Party sandwiches... all dressed upRead Article
CHARGE IT, PLEASE!Read Article
Pretty with pineappleRead Article
Cleaning house will never be easy. But it is easier today than it was even a year ago. New and specialized products and equipment take some of the sting out. Also, preventive housekeeping is a big help. You protect cleaned areas so future cleaning is simpler. It will make your cleaning days fancy-free and save you time and energy. Rules for saving yourself:Read Article
Dolly Madison CAKESRead Article
Relax--your baby knows when to eat!
"What help is it to know which foods my baby should have," a mother asks, "if he simply will not eat?" Her concern is echoed by many parents as their children turn away from nourishing, carefully prepared meals.Read Article
Try our cover cake--It's an angel!
Here's a cake so light and tender you have to top it with strawberries and whipped cream to keep it from sailing off the plate!Read Article
Color questions answered in... NEW COLOR IDEAS film!Read Article
WHAT'S YOUR LEGAL NAME?Read Article
Get personal help at a Home Planning Center 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 which feature personal counsel on home planning, decorating, and furnishings.Read Article
New locks for oldRead Article
Nine easy ways to Family campingRead Article
News at the top of your windowRead Article
Build a better doghouseRead Article
GOT A BOATING PROBLEM?Read Article
Spring tonic for your outboard motorRead Article
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PAINTRead Article
MAY GARDEN REMINDERS
Prune: Cut out a few of the oldest stems from forsythias, deutzias, spi-reas, and other spring-flowering shrubs soon after they bloom.Read Article
Edgings and mowing stripsRead Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener.
May 1. I thank goodness our weatherman was wrong. He said almost freezing and mebbe frost this morning. But when I looked out, no frost, and thermometer at 50 degrees.Read Article
The expiration dateRead Article
WHO'S GOT THE RIGHT OF WAY?Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Only a few brief years ago our Judy was giving make-believe tea parties, without any tea. Now she is having slumber parties without, as far as her mother and I can tell, any slumber.Read Article