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Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – A Boss Kerosene Stove And Jet-Oil Shoe Polish

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – A Boss Kerosene Stove And Jet-Oil Shoe Polish

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Some fun vintage advertising today so we can all learn a little bit about mid-century products! The first is this cute ad for a Boss Kerosene Stove.  And you know you need to cover up your un-shined shoes!!! Shine those shoes! Shine them!…

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Stay Home When You Are Sick, Dummy

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson – Stay Home When You Are Sick, Dummy

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Thank god for Friday!  Today we are jumping into Science, Health, Safety 2, the awesome book I gave away last week to Wendy.  Today it has a valuable lesson for us, which some of us haven’t even learned as adults. Stay home when you are sick! As you can tell, the…

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson- 1950’s Children’s Textbook Giveaway!

Learn A Mid-Century Lesson- 1950’s Children’s Textbook Giveaway!

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Hey everyone! I was out thrifting the other day when I picked up a copy of the cute vintage textbook, Macmillan Science Life 2.  Now, most of you have been laughing along with the lessons I have been featuring out of Health, Science, Life 1, so I thought this fun…

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – How To Tolerate Your Brothers and Sisters

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – How To Tolerate Your Brothers and Sisters

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Hi there, Kids! Today for the Mid-Century Lesson we have another important set of tips from Science Health Safety, the great 1957 children’s textbook that brought us Get Ready For School By Eating Your Prunes.  Today we have another good lesson from them.  Just as you have to force down…

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – The Chemistry of a 1958 Home

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson –  The Chemistry of a 1958 Home

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While out shopping for Tom’s Valentine’s present the other day, I came across an amazing find at my local Salvation Army.  Now, I am not sure how many of you know this, but Tom is a chemist, which is why we live in Michigan (thanks, Dow!). So, when I came…

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – Get Ready For School By Eating Prunes

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – Get Ready For School By Eating Prunes

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Welcome to this week’s lesson!  This cute lesson comes from Science, Health, Safety a grammer school textbook that was published in 1957, and meant to teach first graders through common sense.  I found it at our local Goodwill, and fell in love with the illustrations. I thought this would be…

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – Flag Etiquette From The Boy Scouts

Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – Flag Etiquette From The Boy Scouts

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You’ve always wanted to know about Flag Etiquette.  Admit it.  You are standing in front of the bank trying to cash a check or in front of the courthouse waiting to pay a parking ticket, and the whipping flag above you catches your eye. You think, “I wonder why the…