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Nifty & Handy Things Your Grandparents Knew
By Paulette
10/26/2012 9:01:00 AM
If you enjoy books with interesting information and a leaning towards nostalgia, check out How to Build a fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew and How to Sew a Button: and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew. Compiled by Erin Bried, these guides are loaded with helpful hints from Grandmothers on homemaking skills like cooking (canning and pie making) and cleaning (removing stains and natural cleaners) and Grandfathers' tips on home repairs and outdoor survival skills. There are also tips for relationships and communication like How to Teach Responsibility and How to Keep the Peace. Although some of the tips may seem slightly outdated, there are gems of wisdom throughout. It's also an entertaining read that includes a little biography about each of the Grandmothers and Grandfathers that contributed their suggestions to the book. I have to admit that in the Chaos of internet, cell phones and giant stores where you can find everything, these books cast a romantic glow on a time that seemed much more simple.

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