It's a different family. Dad looks as if he makes a living as a professional Pep Boys impersonator, going from town to town and standing in front of the stores and shaking people's hands.

This book's wisdom is subtle and occult. "You can only discover how very valuable it is by reading it thoroughly." Whether homemakers did so, I don't know. Whether they put it to use the first few months then put it into the drawer and forgot about it, I don't know. Whether anyone looked at its pages in December and wondered where the year had gone, I can't say.

But someone saved it.