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How to Preserve a Husband


This little gem of wisdom is proudly posted by Christmas-Cookies.com webmaster Mimi, mother of 3 and happily married for 10 years. Author unknown.

Be careful in your selection. Do not choose too young. When selected, give your entire thoughts to preparation for domestic use. Some wives insist upon keeping them in a pickle, others are constantly getting them into hot water. This may make them sour, hard, and sometimes bitter. Even poor varieties may be made sweet, warm, and tender and 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.

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Reviews of How to Preserve a Husband:

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  Becca in Oregon  Mar 20, 2012
Would make this again.
I have a framed version hanging in my kitchen that my mom used to have, but passed it on to me as I love it. My parents have been happily married for 54 years, and my husband and I have been married 23 years. It works when both are committed to making it work.

Select one fresh from the market, not to green but tender and healthy.
Handle gently for they bruise easily.
Sweeten with smiles, Blend with patience & humor, and a pinch of mischief.
DO NOT BEAT!!
Preserve over a steady fire of warmth and affection. Like fine wine, they mellow with age.
Do not pickle or put in hot water as this makes them bitter.
Serve with Sugar, Spice, and Tender Loving Care.
5 stars

  Becca in Oregon  Mar 20, 2012
Would make this again.
I absolutely love this. Mine was handed down to me from my mom because I loved it growing up. I do not think of it as oppression at all. My parents have been married for 54 yrs, and I have been married for 23 years. My husband treats me equally and wonderfully. The wording on my poem is slightly different, but basically the same. LOVE IT!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in California  Aug 10, 2011
Would make this again.
HOW TO PRESERVE A HUSBAND

Be careful in your selection. Do not choose too young, and take only such as have been reared in a good moral atmosphere. When once decided upon, and selected, let that part remain forever settled, and give your entire thought to preparation for domestic use.

Some insist on keeping them in pickle while others are constantly getting them in hot water. This only makes them sour, hard, and sometimes bitter. Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender, and good, by garnishing them with patience, well sweetened with smiles and flavored with kisses to taste. Then warp them in a mantle of charity, keep warm with a steady fire of domestic love and devotion, and serve with peaches and cream. When thus prepared thet will keep for years.
From a 1907 cookbook
5 stars

   Feb 20, 2011
Would make this again.
this ha sbeen around a long time I lost my copy and was searching for a new copy for some friends gettin married..thank you..:) 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Ankeny, Iowa  Dec 22, 2008
Would make this again.
I love the words on this. I think everyone should stick by this and maybe society wouldnt be what it is today, look at our grandparents. 5 stars

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