How Judy Garland’s caree...

May 16, 2017 by

Here is a heartfelt — though dramatized and beautified (and sometimes somewhat inaccurate) — story of Judy...

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Stop your kids from becoming j...

May 9, 2017 by

When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn’t do it.

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Build a dream-come-true play h...

May 3, 2017 by

A backyard play house A picturebook house where she can go, where nobody ever says ‘No,” a hideaway where she can play,...

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Who is Suzy Homemaker? (1966)

Feb 26, 2017 by

Who is Suzy Homemaker? She’s every little girl who wants to be just like her mother. That’s why all the Suzy Homemaker...

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Hula hoopers are whooping it u...

Feb 25, 2017 by

Hula hoopers are whooping it up! How agile are you? The hula hoop, latest toy to send everyone into a spin, has hit the Steubenville...

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Crafty ways with papier-mache ...

Feb 15, 2017 by

Crafty ways with papier-mache 1. Bathroom brighteners For wastebasket, cut two large oatmeal cartons in half lengthwise. Then fasten...

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Movie guide for puzzled parent...

Feb 12, 2017 by

McCall’s movie guide for puzzled parents Monthly listings to help you answer the question: “But is it really all right...

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Follow-up: Titanic survivor Ch...

Feb 2, 2017 by

Response from Charlotte Collyer, survivor of the Titanic Mrs Charlotte Collyer’s article, “How I Was Saved from the...

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The family electric typewriter...

Dec 21, 2016 by

The family electric typewriter Royal’s new portable all-electric is so easy to use it’s perfect for boys, girls, mothers...

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Latest Mattel toys & game...

Dec 13, 2016 by

How to give a preschooler something fun to do. And something fun to learn. The Mattel-O-Phone talks, teaches, and works like real....

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Vintage Ho-Ho-Holiday photos w...

Dec 9, 2016 by

Walter and Santa Claus in NYC (1958) With Santa at Macy’s at Herald Square, New York City Photo thanks to Walter   Santa...

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Baby First Step, Cheerful Tear...

Dec 6, 2016 by

Baby’s Hungry doll New Baby’s Hungry is amazing — she really seems to eat and drink! Feed her with the spoon, her...

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Creative ways to wrap oddly-sh...

Dec 1, 2016 by

Creative gift wrapping ideas by Mrs CS Stone Skillet Lollipop. Tape lid inverted to skillet and cover with cardboard circle. Pad feet...

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Heat Miser & Snow Miser: ...

Dec 1, 2016 by

Let’s hear a “Ho, ho, ho” for two of the most memorable characters from the stop-motion animated Christmas specials...

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Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch...

Nov 28, 2016 by

When Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! originally aired on December 18, 1966 no one expected the 26-minute cartoon to...

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Storybook Christmas party idea...

Nov 26, 2016 by

A storybook party Is it a party, a parade, or pageant? Actually, it can be all three — or any one you choose. These storybook...

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Stage a crafty Christmas clayb...

Nov 25, 2016 by

Christmas claybake In that magical and ever-quickening flurry of days and weeks before Christmas, when lists are drawn up, gifts...

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How to craft clever Christmas ...

Nov 8, 2016 by

So pretty, such fun to do! One of the nicest Christmas customs we know is having both young and old make ornaments for the tree!...

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To grandmother’s house y...

Nov 2, 2016 by

Over the rivers and over the woods to grandmother’s house we go… There, a new road now to an old tradition. It’s...

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What kids think of family in t...

Oct 24, 2016 by

Leave it to the kids …if you want an honest opinion of TV’s effect on family life by Jack Cluett When my eldest son,...

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Let’s play house! Fisher...

Jul 31, 2016 by

Only the Fisher-Price Kitchen Center comes with the works Fisher-Price Kitchen Center toy for kids No other kitchen comes with as...

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Vintage playpens & more: ...

Jul 26, 2016 by

Modern living: Fold-away baby gear Most women feel that nothing takes up more room in a home than a baby, unless it is a husband, and...

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Sanford introduces McDonald...

Jul 25, 2016 by

In 1995, Sanford launched McMarkers — two sets of  licensed scented markers — in partnership with McDonald’s. The...

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Cute baby nurseries from the f...

May 10, 2016 by

Biggest bargain in babyland (1955) The Thayer “Mother Goose” crib is a wonderful new model, with exclusive Snap-Fast...

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Antique Ladies’ Home Jou...

Apr 29, 2016 by

Ladies’ Home Journal: March 1890   Ladies’ Home Journal: April 1890   Ladies’ Home Journal: Easter 1890...

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Vintage Mr Potato Head toys (1...

Apr 20, 2016 by

Mr and Mrs Potato Head: The joyful toy of 1001 faces! (1953) Mr Potato Head: Funny-face kit box front (package from 1952) Any fruit...

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Care of the new mother after b...

Apr 12, 2016 by

This excerpt from a 1922 article, “Care of the Baby at Birth,” was written by by Dr Ralph Lobenstine and addresses the...

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Genealogy: Surnames from perso...

Mar 22, 2016 by

This look into the origins of many common last names offers a peek into the past, and might even be some help in tracking down your...

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The origin & evolution of...

Mar 3, 2016 by

Etymology made interesting The origin and curious evolution of some English surnames A magazine article by Sir Herbert Maxwell...

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Make your own Christmas trimmi...

Dec 9, 2015 by

Make your own gay trimmings, advises clever El Paso decorator by Bessie Simpson Remember the days when Christmas trimmings were not...

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Sorry, Qubic, Risk and Spill &...

Sep 23, 2015 by

Sorry If they’ve already got Monopoly… let them go chase each other! Sorry is a perennial favorite because it puts...

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Collecting spider webs (1955)

Aug 30, 2015 by

Spider webs are amazing creations and fun to collect Watch nature’s most gifted spinners weave. Know a collector’s...

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Everything you want to know ab...

Jul 31, 2015 by

Everything you always wanted to know about Atari Games, etc, etc. Atari games are the forerunner of home computers. And although you...

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Tape it with GE’s new fa...

May 18, 2015 by

Tape it. General Electric’s new Family Tape Recorder costs under $40 It’s a new idea. It’s a portable tape recorder...

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Rent a family vacation home in...

May 15, 2015 by

Rent a family vacation home in Florida Adjacent to a country club, with golfing privileges, at less than the cost of a first class...

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Pregnant? Conceal your conditi...

Apr 30, 2015 by

If you’re expecting a baby (1941) If you’re expecting a baby… Free! Maternity style book – Lane Bryant...

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Snuggle up to the world’...

Apr 1, 2015 by

You knew your child was bright… but did you know he could operate the most complex machine in the world? Western Electric...

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Hatch a happy Easter egg! East...

Mar 28, 2015 by

Hatch a happy Easter egg! Here’s all you need to make these enchanting creatures: poster and spray paints, colored paper,...

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Make your kitchen the happy hu...

Feb 9, 2015 by

Who needs a nursery? Look what you can get to go with the family to make your kitchen the happy hub of your home! Know how you can...

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