Rising from a Chair

Rising from a Chair

Move toward the edge of the chair. Place the left foot a little in front of the right with the weight upon it, and rise gently as if a string attached to your chest was lifting you little by little up to the ceiling.

The above paragraph came from the book 300 Things a Bright Girl Can Do. The writing in this 1903 book is hilarious. I like to look through these old books through Google Books to find old sewing information and old craft ideas. Another book that's interesting to look through is The Girls' Own Toy Maker. Homemade Toys for Boys & Girls from 1915 presents how to make toys from wood and cardboard.


Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Adorable! I remember when I could have appeared as though a string was pulling me up, unfortunately now, I cannot get up without the appearance of the assistance of a crane.

The Creative Bohemian said...

I haven't been to Google Reader yet, but I am so glad you posted this. Whatahoot!

Wasn't it just so complicated to be a lady back then? Today all you need to do is keep from swearing outloud and you are considrede a lady. LOL.


"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden