Pack Those Cookies!

There is a reason Valium was invented. And it was housewives like the one that wrote these vintage cookie packing instructions that desperately needed it. (Click on the image to make it larger)

I found this little gem when I was cutting out images in an old, musty, kitschy cookbook.

12 comments:

maryhanks said...

too funny and I LOVE your banner!!!

Jerseygirl89 said...

Oh thank God I didn't try to be a stay-at-home mom in the '50's, I would have been a pill-popping alkie in no time!

kathi d said...

When I was 7 I sent chocolate chip cookies to my brother in the Marines about once a week or so. I don't remember any complaints. And I hadn't even read these instructions yet, so I just KNOW I didn't pack them right.

Anonymous said...

she definitely needs ludes...

ElegantSnobbery said...

Wow, just reading this made me want to take a valium!!!

Lotta said...

Mary - Thanks!

Jersey - That sounds kind of fun.

Kathi - If someone sent my husband chocolate chip cookies he would lick the inside of the box. I'm sure he wouldn't care that they weren't individually wrapped.

Anon - Ludes. Lube. She needs it all.

stuffed said...

She's clearly had 'experiences' with the military mail service. She forgot to mention putting the address inside the box with an inventory list for reassembling post customs inspection. /care package diva

:0)

Caution said...

When my husband was in college, his mother sent cookies packed in a dryer toss box. The cookies all smelled and tasted like Bounce. His heart was broken...

JoeInVegas said...

Well, you don't want just crumbs to show up.

JoeInVegas said...

Well, you don't want just crumbs to show up.

IamSusie said...

They don't make tape the way they used to. If only cellophane tape still came in "charming designs, gay colors."

Jennifer said...

Wow. You should totally read my blog today. We're on the same wavelength :)