Husbands apparently loathed house cleaning in 1940. Of course, the wives did too.
The young man in the second “Dear Abby” letter may simply have followed his fiancee’s wishes in not asking her parents for her hand in marriage.
Are clothes important, asks this 1940 editorial, and the answer is still, I think, good today.
Fredi Lowry had a clever idea about spring planting in 1961.