Yes, I love old books. It's true. And for some reason, I can't help but take photos of any new additions to my collection. (I can't be stopped!)
When my dad was in town for a visit last month, my mom and sister had made sure he included these two books in his carry-on to deliver to me—and oh, was my day made! My mom has had the book Something of My Own for years, and I've always loved the illustrated cover (torn and stained and absolutely charming). The author is from my hometown, and her obituary is tucked inside the cover. I feel like there is more to the story of why my mom has this book, and my memory fails me (yet again).
I tried to be fancy with the whole iPhone photoshoot thing. Tiny pumpkin? Of course.
The first book, Your Home and Health, was published in 1943 and is pretty much the best thing ever. I love old books with chapters like "Secret of a Happy Marriage", "Benefits of Outdoor Life" and "Liquor and Modern Life". (You'd better believe I'm totally going to read it and love every minute.)
But, really. Can we just talk about this lady for a second? Because she seems pretty thrilled with the whole bonnet situation, and I'm kind of loving it. I don't have a garden, but I'm toying with the idea of rocking one of those when I water the lone tomato plant on our front step. I'm going to singlehandedly bring back the bonnet. WATCH OUT, WORLD.