How to preserve a husband

granny's preserves
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As we were going through my grandmother's things after her passing, my wife came across a wonderful old composition book. It apparently belonged to my grandmother's grandmother and has just a few short pages. One of the pages is dated 1919. Another has a short treatise entitled "How to preserve a husband" which I share with you today.

  • Be careful in your selection, do not choose too young
  • When once selected, give your entire thought for domestic use
  • Some insist in keeping them in a pickle, others are constantly in hot water. This may make them sour, hard and sometimes bitter
  • Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender and good garnishing them with patience well sweetened with love and and seasoned with kisses
  • Wrap them in a mantle of charity
  • Keep warm with a fire of domestic devotion
  • And serve with peaches and cream
Thus prepared, they will keep you for years.


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