Letters, Stories, and Pictures From the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) to the Great Depression (1930s)
Monday, June 25, 2018
Don't Save Your Pretty Things For Wife #2; 1937
Whenever I am tempted to put pretty things away and not use them I think of a neighbor I had. She was fine to visit with over the garden fence or in my home, but it was no joy to go into her home. It was beautiful--but the polished floors were covered first with new rugs and then with old rugs and where there wasn’t any “rug” there were heavy papers, so you couldn’t possibly mark the floor. The chairs were all covered so they wouldn’t get dusty or scratched....