Click on the link and it takes you to Amazon.com where you can look through a portion of the book yourself. It is a fascinating book.
I picked up again one of my books to "re"read. It suddenly hit me two days ago, as I was sitting on my couch, with book in hand, warm blanket covering my cold legs, and glasses upon my face, just how many wonderful and still practical bits of information are within this "old" book. The first version of this book was published in 1828, by Mrs. Marie Child.
I have been reading this one again, and this time taking much time and care to study and soak in all the ideas, wisdom, advice, and wealth of old timey knowledge and ways of doing things (back then). Upon realizing just how many of the things they did then, especially within the running of one's kitchen, finances and family, so many of these things can still be done today.
So it hit me, I want to share a few of the things that I found within this little book, and hopefully you might be encouraged to purchase the book for yourself and read it further.
Let me say this...NO ONE has asked me to share this. I am not being asked to endorse this book for anyone, anything, or any reason...except that I adore this book and it's wealth of knowledge that is contained with in. I think as time goes on and fly's by, many, many of the old ways of doing things shall forever disappear! I find that a sad but true fact, and I for one have no desire to loose all the wealth of wisdom's that are of long ago.
So here are just a few things I find fascinating and fabulous. (If my limited time online today is not sufficient to share all the wonderful things I hope to...then I shall continue tomorrow.)
I will share from the book a bit at random I guess.
Introductory Chapter pg 3
(very first paragraph)
The true economy of housekeeping is simply the are of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments of time, as well as materials. Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it, however trifling that use may be; and whatever be the size of a family, every member should be employed either in earning or saving money.
(-I (Ronda) remember that my grandmother was a depression child as she called it..meaning she was raised during the depression. She was taught to save EVERYTHING, and that is what she always did. I think the thing that got lost within her as it does with many, was that she saved so much of everything there was no way to use it all, but getting rid of anything was...bad! So finding a reasonable middle ground should always be common sense when you begging "gathering up all fragments so that nothing be lost". KWIM.?)
In early childhood, you lay the foundation of poverty or riches, in the habits you give your children.
Chapter 1 "Odd Scraps for the Economical" page 8
See that the vegetables are neither sprouting nor decaying: if they are so, remove them to a died place and spread them.
Attend to all the mending in the house, once a week, if possible. Never put out sewing. If it be impossible to do it in your own family, hire some one into the house and work with them.
Do not let coffee and tea stand in tin. Scald your wooden ware often; and keep your tin ware dry.
Always have plenty of dish-water, and have it hot. There is no need of asking the character of a domestic, if you have ever seen her wash dishes in a little greasy water.
These are only a lit amount, I mean teeny tiny amount of the information within the first chapter.
I have to go get ready for work or I will be late, so I think I shall post for a few days and share some of the fabulous information in this book.
I know most people today are not into, nor are they concerned about things of the past, or the old ways of doing things, and how some of these things still can be used today. But the older I become, the more I long for things from the past, ways of doing things more simply and frugally.
I will share tomorrow, much more from the book. I love this little book!!!
Go read an old book, they are wonderful!
Love & Prayers,
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