A Few Short Cuts ….from Betty (Day 3)


I think that these” “Short Cuts” from the original Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book are just too much fun!

The next page has tips for doing housework!  I about died laughing when I read some of these.  This book was made to teach women how to keep house, and handle the everyday grind.  The only difference was in 1950 not many woman worked outside the home.

Check out some of these tips!

If you’re tired from overwork,
Household chores you’re bound to shirk.
Read these pointers tried and true
And discover what to do.

**Eat proper food for health and  vitality.  Every morning before breakfast, comb hair, apply makeup, a dash of cologne, and perhaps some simple earrings.  Does wonders for your morale.

HA….I am lucky if I get out of my PJ’s some days. :)  Maybe I ought to take Betty’s advice.

**While children are napping, do something refreshing. Write, knit, or listen to pleasant music.

I thought nap time was for cleaning up the mess the kids made while they were awake.

**Do head work while dusting, sweeping, washing dishes, paring potatoes, etc.  Plan family recreation, the garden, etc.

My only problem is I would forget unless I was writing it down. :)

**If you feel tired, lie down on the floor on your back, put your hands above your head, close your eyes, and relax 3-5 minutes.

I can just see my kids now, as they walk over and kick me to see if I am still alive. :)

**Notice humorous and interesting incidents to relate at dinner-time, etc.

I found this to be the most interesting incident of my day.  Did women in 1950 really have to work to find dinner conversation?

Ok,  one more day of “A Few Short Cuts…from Betty” tomorrow!


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