1935: Give Child A Saw And A Hammer, And Fry Everything

In 1935, giving children (age unspecified) a hammer, saw, nails, and glue was a good idea, and so was frying all the meat before canning it.

I remember when my young brother found my great-grandfather’s old tools, and I also remember finding holes drilled in everything in the house: the table, my books, my mother’s best cake pan, and anything that wasn’t nailed down, which was most things.

Fortunately, there were no nails in the box. And I shudder to think what would have happened if there had been glue.

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