April 18, 2012

World Book Wednesday

Volume B

Bavaria- "Bavaria is a state in southeastern West Germany."

Wouldn't it be easier to just say southern Germany?
Oh yeah, this is back when there were two Germanys, the wonderful West and the evil East. 

Birth Control- "Young couples often postpone having children so the wife can work and add to the family income." Oh, to live in a time when it was assumed that once a couple had children, Mother would be at home.

Bridge- "Contract bridge is the most popular form of the game. But an older form known as auction bridge is still played to some extent." No bridge is played to any extent these days. I guess when all Mother has to do is stay home with the children, she (and three friends) have time to learn and play complicated card games.

The Bridge article is over two pages long. This illustration did not help me understand the rules.
The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, 1979. Includes all photos and quotations.

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