Sheila Hardy's A 1950s Housewife PDF

By Sheila Hardy

ISBN-10: 0752478958

ISBN-13: 9780752478951

A nostalgic, humorous examine what it was once quite wish to be a Fifties housewife throughout the tales of these who were

Being a housewife within the Fifties was once relatively a distinct event from this present day. After the independence of the wartime years, ladies now needed to depart their jobs once they married and help their husband by way of making a spotless domestic, scrumptious foodstuff, and an inviting bed room. From inventive cleansing assistance and ration-book recipes to domestic decor suggestion, the homemaking equipment of the Nineteen Fifties which are accrued the following provide an exciting and poignant perception into the lives of Fifties ladies. This ebook additionally bargains heartwarming own anecdotes from girls who launched into married lifestyles in this interesting postwar interval, offering a visit down reminiscence lane for any spouse or baby of the Nineteen Fifties.

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They knew better than to bother their father in his study, where he wrote sermons and poems that taught moral lessons. In one poem, he revealed the dreary thoughts that ran through his head on a winter night. Where Sin abounds Religion dies, And Virtue seeks her native skies; Chaste Conscience, hides for very shame, And Honour’s but an empty name. Then, like a flood, with fearful din, A gloomy host, comes pouring in. This tall, redheaded clergyman was born Patrick Brunty in what is now Northern Ireland.

She also plays the harp and paints. The school drew pupils from nearby industrial towns, where their fathers were prosperous mill owners. Their families belonged to the growing middle class that had money enough to stuff its homes with the heavy furniture, draperies, and carpets that were coming into style. Affluent Victorians filled their homes with heavy, dark furniture, curios, and the many decorative items that factories had begun producing for sale. Short, stout Miss Wooler dressed in white.

I could have been no better company for you than a walking ghost,” Charlotte told Miss Wooler. Emily found the routine of school so stifling that she lasted barely three months at Roe Head. She desperately needed time alone for her creativity to flourish, and she had none at school. She awoke every morning thinking of Haworth and the moorland. These fond thoughts of home darkened even the brightest day for her, and she rapidly wasted away. “Liberty was the breath of Emily’s nostrils; without it, she perished,” Charlotte said.

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