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How to Stay Alive While Boating
Summertime is boating time, and boating can be a lot of fun or it can be a prelude to tragedy if you're not careful. Here are some tips, by Coast Guard experts, on keeping boating safe.
Source: The Sedalia Democrat - Sedalia, Missouri - June 18, 1950 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com
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1950s Family Vacations & Travel
Divide Vacation Between Your Mate and Children
Every year about this time I receive a few letters from women wanting a discussion of the vacation problem. Should the family take a vacation together, or should the children be left at home while the parents get away for a real rest? Most wives argue in favor of the family vacation, though some of them say their husband claim there really isn't any rest when "the kids are along."
What's the answer? The best one, whenever it can be worked out, is for a couple to divide their vacation time, spending half of it on a family vacation and reserving half of it for the two of them to get away by themselves. This can't always be done and there are women who don't agree that it would be a good idea anyhow.
Here's a comment from one reader who obviously wouldn't think of anything but a family vacation: "We've never taken anything but family vacations and are looking forward to many more years of them." So far so good. But then she says: "In fact I hate to think of the time when Mommie and Daddy will go alone."
SHE IS MISSING AN ADVANTAGE
But that is one advantage when a couple takes a vacation alone now and then. They never forget that the two of them can be happy by themselves. No wife who has enjoyed occasional vacations through the years when she and her husband went off by themselves would dread the years when they would "have" to go alone. That is the best argument for dividing up vacation time—one half for the whole family, one half for just husband and wife. It gives the family the fun of vacationing together and it is also an assurance to the couple that they are still two individuals in their own right. Not just Mommie and Daddy, but a pair of adults who can have a good time with each other.
1959 - Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Patten are vacationing for two weeks in the Virgin Islands.
1959 - Miss Mary Kickery who has been vacationing in California for the past two weeks, returned home on Sunday and has resumed her duties at the Prudential Insurance Co. in Pittsfield
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