A few more bits on How to Live a Beautiful Life by Catherine Hurst of the Young Woman’s Journal —
Is it proper to fold the napkin after a meal is finished? – Gertie.
When through dinner the napkin should be left unfolded, unless at home.
What foods should be eaten with the fork? – Julia
The fork should be used for croquettes, patties, vegetables and most made dishes; and should be used equally in either hand. Never eat anything with a spoon that can be eaten with a fork.
Do you believe in whipping young children when they are naughty? – Young Mother.
This subject calls for some discussion. I will give you Emerson’s method of dealing with such children. When a child was naughty he would not whip or scold him, but would immediately think of some errand on which to send the child out of doors. Sometimes it was to see if the red rose by the gate had blossomed, or how the young birds in a certain nest were getting along, or if a new web had been spun by mother spider; or if the lettuce or peas had yet come into view. These errands were always urgent or important. The contact with mother nature would seem to drive away all wayward impulses and the child would come back at his best.
What is the Stone Age? – W.A.B.
A term used to denote the period during which people used stone for their tools and weapons. The expression “age” merely implies a time longer or shorter, earlier or later during which stone implements were used by the particular people to whom reference is made.
Is there a missionary course given through correspondence, and who has charge of the work? – C.R.S.
There is an L.D.S. correspondence school conducted by Bishop Edwin S. Sheets, 40 North Main street, Salt Lake City. By communicating with him you can obtain circulars pertaining to the time, tuition, etc.
I am troubled with black-heads. How can I rid myself of them? – Ada
Black-heads are caused by an accumulation of dust, dirt and grime in pores. Massage the parts several times a day with cold cream or olive oil, rubbing it in deeply with the finger tips. Do this until you have a soft, relaxed skin. Buy some sulphur, cuticura, or other mild soap, and a soft complexion brush. Dip the brush in soft, warm water, then put some soap on and apply or scrub gently the skin where the black-heads are. A pinch of borax or a little toilet ammonia will soften the water. After using this treatment a few days, the blackheads become soft and are easily removed with the side of a needle that has been sterilized by passing through a flame or boiling water. You can use your fingers, but they must be wrapped in clean white muslin or absorbent cotton to prevent infection from the nails. After removing the black-heads touch the spot with peroxide or an astringent lotion, then massage with cold cream. Keep them away in the future by keeping the face free from dust and grime.
“Patience.” – You should be governed by the counsel of your parents. We urge our girls at all times to marry in their own faith. If you have been an active church worker, you certainly understand the principles of the gospel and know some of the reasons why it is better to marry a man of the same belief as yourself.
Do the Latter-day Saints consider it wrong to go to a peep-stone to have fortunes told. – Beatrice.
As a church we do not believe in having fortunes told, and always discourage the practice.
“Billie” – I would advise you to discontinue the correspondence.
Can you give me some suggestions for table decorations for Thanksgiving? – Mamie.
Our Thanksgiving dinners should imitate as nearly as possible that of our ancestors with whom Thanksgiving originated. Put in the center of the table a dish of bright colored fruits nicely arranged with Autumn leaves placed among them. Then lay Autumn leaves or vines or any of the fall flowers on the table radiating from the center. Use your best linen and china, and have glassware sparkling. Place small dishes of nuts, pickles, olives. Your cranberry sauce can be put in individual dishes or in two large dishes, one at either end of the table.
When bouillon is served, should one drink it from the cup or use a spoon?
Use the bouillon spoon until very little is left in the cup, at which time, if you choose, you may sip from the cup.
Where should the bread and butter place be placed on the table?
It should be placed on the left of the dinner plate near the fork.
Bertha asks in what poem these words appear.
It is not the things that you do dear,
But the things that you leave undone,
That give you a bit of a heartache,
At the setting of the sun.
They appear in the song, “Heartache” written by Margaret E. Sangster.
Where can I get the Autobiography of P.P. Pratt? – Jane.
It is out of print, but if you will send your name ad address to the Deseret News Book Store, you may possibly get one in the near future, as the Book Store often has the opportunity of buying it second hand.
Why do we use the term “macadamizing” in the building of roads? – J.D.
John London MacAdam, a Scotch engineer, in 1756, originated and introduced the method or system of metalizing roads, now commonly called by his name.
Which is correct, “two pair of hose,” or two pairs of hose”? – Gertrude.
When a number precedes the word, pair is usually used as plural: if a word is used “pairs” would be correct, as “several pairs of hose.”
What can I do for soft corns between my toes? – Beulah.
First, be sure your shoes do not pinch your feet. Then keep the space between the toes perfectly dry. Take a piece of soft linen, sprinkle with alum or tannin and place between the toes.
Do you know anything of the religion of some of our greatest musical composes? – Julia.
Mendelssohn was of Jewish ancestry, but his father embraced Christianity and had his children baptized. Haydn, Mozart and Liszt were Roman Catholics.
Bach’s parents were Lutherans. Handel has been called a Christian by some, but he had a Jewish temperament. Martin Luther was the founder of the German school of music.
“T.R.B.” – Lemon juice mixed with an equal quantity of glycerine poured upon and rubbed into the hands after washing them and before they are completely dried by the towel, softens and whitens them.
“Violet” – A slight difference in age should be no barrier to your marriage, everything else being agreeable.