Author Archives: Headmistress

school shootings and gun stats

It feels bad, but it’s hard to get a clear picture when there is so much lying about the numbers. Another claim, 22 school shootings, counts an incident with a BB gun, an accidental discharge in a gun safety class, domestic violence in an apartment on a campus, domestic violence in a dorm room on […]

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Calves Feet Jelly

“FRESH CALVES FEET JELLY. Scald, take off the hair, and wash very clean four feet ; put them into a saucepan with two quarts of cold water, and when it comes to a boil let them simmer for six or seven hours; take out the feet, and strain the liquor into a deep dish. The […]

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Cherry Layer Cake, vintage receipt

From Miss A Nichols Allegan, Mich Cherry Layer Cake 2 cups of flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon butter pinch of salt 1 cup canned cherries without the juice [reserve juice for frosting] 2 eggs 2/3 cup water Bake in layers Icing: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water cup 1/2 cup cherry juice boil […]

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The Trouble With the Irish Help

I am aware that it is the fashion with many ladies to disparage Irish domestics, to call them stupid, ignorant, imprudent,¬†ungrateful, the plagues of housekeeping. That they are ignorant is true enough ; it does require skill, patience, and judgment, to teach a raw Irish girl how to perform the work in a gentleman’s family […]

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Reading, Bibles, and The Philippines

  Davao City has no public libraries. I don’t know if the public schools have libraries or not.¬† I have been told by more than one Filipino that Filipinos do not typically like to read. While I do know several for whom that is not true, they are among those telling me that it’s not […]

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