Joe’s entry in our Found Objects Found Art contest…
This is user “Joe” and here is my contest entry. I figured I’d wait till the last day to see what the competition was looking like. HA! Anyhow…….
“We were walking through this little antique store not too far from us when I stumbled upon this little gem sitting on a shelf. I picked it up and began to read how over the top this book really was. It has all the day to day things that a girl should do to look proper and have proper etiquette. You should treat the kitchen as a “department” and it has a checklist on how your “department” should look and be maintained. Now, aside from the fact that this book would never be allowed to be published today for it’s latent female sexism, it’s something kinda special for me and my fiance. See, without fully knowing, I’d say we’re on the younger end of the readers of your blog, in our 20’s, so if the decades were aligned, this is something my fiance could have received as a gift not too many years back. But the funnier thing about it is that I always told her I wanted her to be my stay at home housewife, she kept telling me, “you’ve gotta put a ring on my finger if you want me to be a housewife”. Well, not too many months later I did put a ring on her finger and now the book has some silly relevance to our relationship.”