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Consumption of a Teetotaller – June 1917

At the tea table, as he helps himself to the fourth, fifth, or sixth ounce of bread, the total abstainer remarks, “If beer is as necessary to the poor man as bread, I am entitled to an extra slice or … Continue reading

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Stealing a Pot of Jam – December 1923

Don’t we remember these pictures from our childhood of the thief on the step ladder with a pot of jam in his hand, looking guiltily round at the door. I remember one when I was very tiny, catching an older … Continue reading

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Saved Humiliation – Tuesday December 1902

Before we could get set to work with our baking, two visitors arrived for dinner, intimating that another of the same family might be expected for tea! Your pity, I pray! Nothing in the tea cake line, but plain bread … Continue reading

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