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Post by Foon » June 14th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Familiar talk with my fellow housekeeper:


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_02_harland_128kb.mp3 25:12

I think my favourite part was
... that every young woman should, before fixing the wedding-day, be compelled by law to exhibit to inspectors a prescribed number of useful articles as her outfit—napery, bed-linen, clothing, etc., made by her own hands, and that it would be wise legislation which should add to these proofs of her fitness for her new sphere a practical knowledge of housework and cookery.
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Post by lomond » June 14th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Foon wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Familiar talk with my fellow housekeeper:


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_02_harland_128kb.mp3 25:12

I think my favourite part was
... that every young woman should, before fixing the wedding-day, be compelled by law to exhibit to inspectors a prescribed number of useful articles as her outfit—napery, bed-linen, clothing, etc., made by her own hands, and that it would be wise legislation which should add to these proofs of her fitness for her new sphere a practical knowledge of housework and cookery.
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That is a great quote from the book with a good balance of sincerity and sarcasm.

This section is PL OK and the MW has been updated.

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Post by BettyB » June 14th, 2018, 8:07 pm


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Post by lomond » June 14th, 2018, 8:24 pm

Greetings -

Section 13 has just one item that might need to be changed:

Time: 19:25 "if you have it,—the juice of a lemon, and a little nutmeg" Reading has "lime" instead of "lemon".

Wow. I did not realize that putting up hams and pork was so much work. Sure makes going to the store and getting a nice, spiral-cut ham sound so much easier. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, or maple syrup glaze, please.

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Post by BettyB » June 15th, 2018, 7:47 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_13_harland_128kb.mp3
Uploaded for spot check. One word change at 19:25.

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Post by Carolin » June 15th, 2018, 11:22 pm

Thank you all so much :D
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Post by Carolin » Today, 12:00 am

Thank you betty :9:
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Post by lomond » 13 minutes ago

Greetings -

Section 34 is PL OK.

Ah, yes, cornbread. One of the comfort food groups. Interesting that the debate when the book was written was whether to use southern corn meal or northern meal. The debate now seems to be if you want your cornbread sweet or savory. Make mine savory, please, with herbs, sun dried tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. Yummy!

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