4 thoughts on “The American Way of Housekeeping

  1. “Copyright, 1948, by Far Eastern Literary Agency & Publishing House, Tokyo, Japan

    All rights, English and Japanese, in this book are reserved by Far Eastern Literary Agency & Publishing House, Inc. The book may not be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without permission in writing. For information address: Far Eastern Literary Agency & Publishing House, Inc., Room 135, Finance Annex Bldg., No. 2, 1-chome, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.”

    I found this among some books that came from my mother-in-laws effects. She and her husband were in Yokohama where he was managing port facilities for the army. It appears to be a very old copy, perhaps a first edition. It had a half dozen cut out recipes tucked in the pages for various triumphs of the 50s housewife. She was a Betty Crocker cook. Overcooked vegetables, dry meat, no spice please!

    The dust jacket is long gone, the cover is in sad shape but it appears to have all the pages.

    Do you have any idea how many of these were printed? This one appears to have been printed the year Mary and I were born. That’s old!

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