21 January 2007
Look at these!!!
I found these gorgeous old magazines at a market. They are "Australian Home Journal" and are dated from 1959 to 1962.
They have some lovely old recipes (and some not so nice ones, like Lamb Brain Pie) and knitting, crochet, sewing and craft patterns in them. They also have some interesting and funny (well they seem funny now) articles in them. For example - I am sure these "Heart to Heart" letters were answered by a man!!!
In case you can't read it, it is about a girl who thinks her boyfriend is not showing as much affection as he once did - here is the last paragraph of the answer -
" Be responsive and show some human warmth when your boy wants to display his affection, otherwise you'll get the fate you deserve and be left lamenting."
The advertisements amused me too. It seems that nothing has really changed in 50 years. We still want to lose weight and have a good figure. There were lots of ads for diet pills and potions. Thank goodness we don't have to wear a corset though!