February 05, 2010
Audrey realised that the house did indeed look better through a Vichy mud mask
Dear Mrs Hoppo Bumpo,
We wish to advise that your 5-year registration as Homemaker is about to expire.
In order to renew your registration, you are required to demonstrate a commitment to your continuing professional development. Please find enclosed the compulsory text Better Home Making*.
Core studies for this term are Stain Removal, Invalid Cookery, Harmonious Lighting and Lovely Legs. Due to several complaints received by the board, you are also required to complete Grace And Charm.
In addition we would encourage you to undertake an elective from Hang Your Own Wallpaper, Mend A Fuse or Home Manicure.
We trust these studies will be as fulfilling as the joyous practical work in which you are engaged.
The Certifiable Board of Homemakers
* My copy of "Better Home Making" c.1950, was an excellent thrift shop find. I'll make sure I share some of its advice with you some time soon!