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A Day in the Life of a Kitchen

"Little space capsules of ice cream and cookies!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jan 08, 2016 | Comments (12)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Family, Wives, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960's

Hoover at Christmas

Does any woman want housework gear and appliances at Christmas? And how do you get the new stove wrapped and under the tree?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 05, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Family, Holidays, Appliances, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #264

That young couple is stopping not to admire the tablecloth but to gawk and laugh at the grade-school-dropout, simpleton-style hat worn by Dad.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 10, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Family, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Headgear, 1950's

At Home with Mrs. Hen

At Home with Mrs. Hen by Tali, National Film Board of Canada

Illustrates the sad reality of single-parent families. Expect to see this shocking video feature in the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 19, 2015 | Comments (12)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Family, Cartoons

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

What a fine joke! The gear-driven, proto-cybernetic hell world of 1958 now looks more like a paradise compared with our world of 2015. No digitization. Hardly any cars on the highway. Children interacting unsupervised with a living ice-cream man. A TV set that can be repaired with a home visit, rather than going straight to the landfill. Coffee perked at home instead of provided by Starbucks. Human interaction unmediated by screens....

Take me back there now!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 15, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Domestic, Marriage, Family, 1950's

Lemon Incest

Background info here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 23, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Family, Music, Sexuality, 1980's, Europe

Laundry Shaming


This would be so great if it happened today. Can you imagine the ruckus on social media if some darling tyke came home with an accusatory advertisement pinned to its clothes?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 30, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Family, Hygiene, Advertising, 1930's

Happy Father’s Day!

Its Father's Day once again. So best wishes to all the dads as well as the guys here who stand as dad in a child's life. Know that your children are blessed to have you still with them, some of us aren't so lucky. Thank you for all you do, you are loved.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Jun 21, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Family

Writing Better Social Letters

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 17, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Family, PSA's, 1950's
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