Another Blast from the Past

April 30, 2017

I came upon this ad in a collection of old recipes I found in this scrapbook:

It was filled with pages like this:

Among other things, there were entire pages of recipes for Boston Baked Beans.  Recipes for rationing. Lots of cakes and breads.

And that ad above  from the December 1946 issue of Farm Journal.  Now, at least, we know where the term “douche bag” comes from.

And just because I want to leave you with happier thoughts, I also found this little gem:

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  • Angie says:

    These ads were a sort of veiled reference to using Lysol as birth control. Which didn’t work anyway. Also many women were poisoned from Lysol douching so there’s that.

  • Robert Half says:

    Now your secret is out. You use Lysol.
    If you drink it you’ll get a faster reaction.

  • Moe Mosiman says:

    That pie looks awesome. I am going to ask my wife to bake one and I won’t look away and fold my arms as she keeps up with her feminine responsibilities just fine.

  • Vicki Abbott says:

    I remember that Lysol ad. It was in the back of the romance magazines I liked to read as a 12-year-old in 1949. I always wondered what the ad was referring to.