Trading in your brother’s company for the company of that fun young man you just met? Engaged but wanting to accept attention from other young men? How do these girls come up with such questions?!
Will you please give me a simple lotion for the complexion. I live where the wind blows a great deal and my face is much tanned. – Rosebud.
I think the following will help you:
Powdered borax, three drams.
Glycerine, three drams.
Rosewater, six ounces.
Apply two or three times a day, gently rubbing into the skin. Or, slice, do not peel, three good sized cucumbers, add one-half cup of water, boil until pulp is soft, strain and cool. To one and one-half ounce of cucumber juice add same quantity of alcohol. In this dissolve one-half ounce of powdered castile soap, and let stand over night.
Next morning add eight ounces of the cucumber juice, half ounce oil of sweet almonds and fifteen drops tincture of benzoin. Pour oil in slowly, shaking the bottle well. Keep in cool place, and apply twice a day with cloth or sponge. Use a great deal of fruit and milk in your diet, drink freely of pure water, keep the bowels well regulated and you ought to be fortunate in having a good complexion. When drinking milk a less quantity of other food is required.
In reply to M.M.S. (1) We do not know. (2) Yes. (3) Gen. 4:16-17. Read carefully and you will understand. (4) That is not known as yet. (5) Will be determined later in the history of the Church.
When a young lady is engaged is it proper to accept presents from a young man? – Blossom.
Generally no; at least they should be very few.
Girls, you must be patient. So many questions are received and we are answering them in their order.
I desire to have some music composed for some lines I have written. Can you suggest someone competent to whom I might apply? – Grace.
Walter Smith. – Address Beesley Music Co., Salt Lake City, Utah.
When a girl goes to a resort with her brother and another boy asks to bring her home, should she go with him or her brother? – Rose.
It all depends on who the boy is, and what the brother thinks. If it is perfectly agreeable with your brother and the young gentleman in question is not objectionable to your people, there would be nothing improper. But do not offend your brother.
Is it proper for girls to cross knees? – A Reader.
It is not considered good form although many women do it. It also has a tendency to stiffen those joints as the blood does not circulate so freely. Some medical men claim that rheumatism of the limbs is contracted in this way.
Half the cost of living is the price of food, and it is not the food actually eaten that costs, but waste by poor cooking, excessive quantities, buying out of season, etc. With careful consideration and good judgment the expense can be cut down one-half without noticeable lack in any regard.
To Ethel D. would say, if the young man in question persists in his rude behavior, perhaps you would have more peace of mind by letting him entirely alone. Try it for a time at least.
Do you think it wrong for a young lady to accept attentions from any of her gentleman friends when she is engaged to be married? – Luella.
If the young man to whom she is engaged is at home or living in the same town, I should think he would object to her receiving attentions from any but himself.
If, however, he be away, it would not be improper to occasionally accept an invitation to go out with a dear friend of both, providing her lover does not object. If she thinks as much of some other boy, as the one to whom she is engaged, my advice would be, don’t marry until she is quite sure she is selecting the right one.
Is it proper for a young girl of sixteen to keep company steadily with a young man? – Hortense.
Generally no. A girl should be at least nineteen or twenty before she devotes herself to one young man. Keep your girlhood as long as possible. When you commence receiving regular attentions from a young man, it means parties, entertainments, very often late hours, and a general change in your thought and daily life. From sixteen to twenty is a splendid time to cultivate your intellect and develop character, which can be done much more advantageously when free from “steady” company.
Will you give me a recipe for some kind of beverage, hot or cold, to serve with lunch? Something in accordance with the Word of Wisdom. Also some songs suitable for Mutual. – Josie.
(1) Chocolate or cocoa is very nice for a hot drink. Did you ever add a little vanilla to your chocolate? If not, try it. Fruit lemonade is a good cold drink. Make your lemonade with lemons and pine apple. Strain two quarts of fruit; plums, raspberries, or blackberries, and add this quantity to one gallon of lemonade.
(2) There are several pretty ones in our Sunday School Song book, which can be given as solos: as “Kind Words are Sweet Tones of the Heart,” “Scatter Seeds of Kindness,” “Count Your Many Blessings,” etc. Some others are “I Need Thee Every Hour,” “The Children’s friend,” “Bendemere Stream,” “There, Little Girl, Don’t Cry,” “Dreaming,” “The Butterfly Gay,” “Japanese Love Song” and “The Dying Rose.”
“Helen,” please write more in detail of your trouble. I will try to help you. What you say is very vague. I must know more of the circumstances.
Can you give me the address of an institution that teaches Domestic Science by correspondence? – L.D.
I do not know of any such institution. All you can do at home is to follow recipe books and learn all you can from mother. If you are anxious to become a good cook, why not come to Salt Lake, take one or two courses with Miss Van Cott, and while you are here work for your board. Miss Van Cott can readily procure you a place with a respectable family, and should you have to borrow the money – twelve dollars – to pay for the course, you could easily find plenty to do, and in a short time have it all paid. In studying Domestic Science one needs the practical work, under a practical teacher. The course referred to is most excellent for any girl, as she is then master of a trade that is always remunerative.