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To Preserve A Husband's Love Recipe

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Dora Hegne Anderson
Added: Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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First remove from the breakfast table all curl papers, and peel off the mother hubbard wrapper. Can the back talk. Then make a syrup of the sugar of affection, and the double distilled essence of flattery. Make this as strong as probability will stand and then some.

Flavor it with four ounces of consideration, two pounds of tendersness and a barrelful of fresh interests. This latter ingredient must be added judiciously from day to day. A little personal liberty may also be thrown in to add piquancy, if so desired.

Drop the husband into this mixture, which must be kept simmering over the fire of love. A husband preserved in this manner will keep indefinitely and will furnish an excellent and nutritious staple family dish, and it is greatly to be recommended in these days of the high cost of double living.

Many women are of the opinion that the best way to preserve a husband is to salt him down in brine. This is a mistake as a tear sodden man is apt to be soggy and to violently disagree with those who partake of his society.

Many cases of domestic dyspepsia that have required a trip to Reno to cure have been caused by women trying to preserve their husbands in an unsterilized manner.

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This missive was found at the beginning of the "receipt" book belonging to Auntie Dora. I was always of the impression she was an independent thinker for her day and age, so this was a surprise dating back to the early 1920's, but there is much wisdom in it too. She was born November 1, 1880.

 

 

 

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