Yesterday I posted about an unexpected find in a cookbook my late mother-in-law had given me. It was a recipe on how to preserve a husband. It held good advice wither you are a new wife or a veteran.
How To Preserve A Husband
Be careful in your selection. Do not choose too young. When once selected, give your entire thoughts to preparation for domestic use. Some insist on keeping them in a pickle, others are constantly getting them in hot water. This makes them sour, hard to get along with and sometimes, bitter. Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender and good by garnishing them with patience, well-sweetened with kisses. Wrap them in a mantle of charity. Keep warm with a steady fire of domestic devotion and serve with peaches and cream. Thus prepared they will keep for years.
Found in an old cook book
Mrs. James A. McNamara
Concerned over the condition of the paper the recipe was printed on I decided to put it under glass with a little flair.
Using scrapbooking paper, bits of sewing odds and ends (also given to me by my late mother-in-law), and a decorative frame purchased from a garage sale, I proceeded to create a family heirloom that could be passed down from mother to daughter to granddaughter (hopefully, fingers crossed).
What little bit of unique family history that may seem like nothing can you create into a family heirloom? I would love to hear from you.
How To Preserve A Husband Part 1
Thank you for reading.
J. R. Findsen
In the world of genealogy, there are many treasure troves of information. Family research is not just about birth and death records. World War I draft registration cards can be a gold mine of information for family tree work.
If you are new to the genealogy world, you may ask, “What are World War I draft registration cards?” Good question.
According to the National Archives, “On May 18, 1917, the Selective Service Act was passed authorizing the President to increase temporarily the military establishment of the United States.”
“The information included on each registration differs somewhat but the general information shown includes order and serial numbers (assigned by the Selective Service System), full name, date and place of birth, race, citizenship, occupation, personal description, and signature.”
To read more about the World War I Draft Registration Cards, click on the link.
Here is my quick list of information found on registration cards:
- Where they lived between the 1910 and 1920 US Federal Census years.
- The exact date they were born and where.
- Tells if they are a US Citizen, natural born or an immigrant.
- Their occupation.
- Where and whom they work for.
- A description of their family.
- Their ethnicity.
- Their marital status.
- Record of any previous military service.
- Any physical problems that would exempt them from service.
- A physical description.
- Their signature.
Now, that you can see the awesome of World War I Draft Registration Cards, you may ask where you can find this fantastic database.
Search for FREE here on FamilySearch.
Note: While FamilySearch is free they recently started requiring an account to see search results.
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J. R. Lowe
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