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...Kashka_Z with her guess of 132!
I'm sure you're all terribly surprised that she was the winner of the "How many dang green tomatoes are on my counter?" contest, since, you know, she was the only entrant. :) But I do have to say she would likely have won even out of a much larger field because the correct answer was 144! Yes, that's right, I had a gross of tomatoes sitting there. (Well, plus or minus a few, I'd say - it's easy to lose count with that many roly-poly tomatoes!)
And for her prize, she get to choose one of the following interesting, historical, literary prizes! (Aka things found in our attic)
To give her (and you) just a bit more info, the Readers Digest, April 1937 (subtitled, "Articles of Lasting Interest" so you KNOW it's still good reading!) has such gems listed as:
- How Can Our Democracy Be Preserved?
- Isles of Enchantment
- The Problem of the Holy Shroud (from Scientific American)
- Gilbert and Sullivan
- Baa Baa Black Sheep (by Rudyard Kipling)
- Syphilis Can Be Stamped Out, and
- Why American Women Marry Foreigners (Hmmm... maybe because of all the syphilis?)
Sunset August 1937 has the tagline "What's New in Western Living." It's got articles on gardening, home decor, write-in advice columns, and recipes (Carrot Ring and Frozen Cake have both have cartoon illustrations demonstrating the steps.) The gems in here, in my opinion, are the ads. I mean, "Look Lovely, Use Mercolized Wax"and Lynden Chicken Fricassee (a canned food, in case you don't know it!) would not be found in any mag today. But Mazola Corn Oil, Ivory Soap and Quaker State Motor Oil make appearances as well as Shirley Temple pushing Quaker Puffed Wheat.
Physical Culture February 1933 (tagline: "Mind Body Soul Beauty Charm Personality," not that I'd call most of those "physical attributes," but whatever) has these articles listed on the cover:
- Just Why Do You Drink?
- Never Be Tired - Here's How
- How to Build Personality
- "What Prudery Did to Me"
- Building Better Legs
- How to Make Children Grow
So, you know, I realize it'll be a tough choice, but just let me know when you've decided and I'll mail it on out! :)