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37 Vintage Pin Up Tool Girls – 80s & 90s – Makita – Skil – Chapin – Hitachi

Well, we haven’t seen these posters in a while! They are the remains of a “man cave” exhibition from decades gone by. In fact, these posters were taken down from one such “man cave” in which the wife decided that enough was enough! Therefore, this guy reluctantly took down these posters from his garage but instead of throwing them all away, he let them all go for one price at a yard sale! This was my opportunity to get my hands on a ton of posters that will probably never been seen again. I’ve searched the internet and only found only a few of these hot babes who apparently enjoyed being in a bikini while working their industrial strength power tools and equipment made by Makita, Skil and others. . .

Also, there’s no real preservation going on with these poster and so they were well worn with holes as they have been placed and replaced on the walls of one man’s garage for about 30 years. So, the best that I could do was photograph them and preserve them here on PrintFromVintage.com.

Vintage Tool Girl Calendars From the 80s & 90s

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Many of these posters were double sided and one of them even has a signature from the Tool Girl featured on the white bikini poster. Apparently, these women were chosen to be the official (sexy) representatives (models) for these companies and were often present at trade shows, signing their posters for the men who used these tools. Obviously, these women were far from inclined to use any of these tools themselves and when you take a look at some of these posters, you will see how ridiculous they look posing with some of them. Also, there’s nothing about these posters which indicates the quality of the tool but for whatever reason, that did not matter. These days, people are less likely to be swayed into purchasing these tools based on these posters alone but don’t forget that they doubled as calendars so that they served a purpose on the walls of any man’s garage or shop for an entire year! Now, let’s start with some of these posters from the 80s:

1986 Calendar Poster Pin Up Tool Girl – Makita

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We all recognize this decade from the hair alone but when combined with the high cut bathing suit, it’s a classic 80s girl look!

1987 Makita Power Tool Girl:

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That’s a big drill for such a little lady!

Early 80s Rainbow Bathing Suit:

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No date on this poster but when combined with the rest, my guess is early 80s and that’s because of the 70s vibe that it still has.

1993 Page Langton – Makita Power Tool Girl:

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She was a model and fitness queen who obviously got this gig as a Makita girl!

1992 Makita Power Tool Girl – It’s All The Power You Need!

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She wears this drill on her imaginary holster.

Makita 1987 Power Tool Girl:

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They must have had some training on how to hold these power tools.

1989 Miss Makita Eastern Region – Donna Stokes:

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That looks like a pretty uncomfortable seat but she does look pretty in pink!

Makita Generator 1991:

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This would be the place in which a generator would come in handy.

1982 Calendar Girl:

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A beautiful setting for a beautiful lady!

The Prettiest Power Tool Girl – 1992:

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Out of all the hotties in these posters, this lady is the prettiest and it’s not just based on how she’s holding the drill. . .

1989 Makita Power Tool Calendar Poster:

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A lot of these posters show plenty wear from being pinned up and relocated several times.

1989 Makita Power Tool Poster Calendar:

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She’s climbing this short ladder to success as a power tool girl!

1990 Signed Poster – Makita Power Tool Girl Sophia:

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Her last name was ripped off the bottom of this poster. She signed it: Sophia

1984 Power Tool Girl:

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Her ability to model and prepare to power screw at the same time is amazing!

1989 Power Tool Girl With Rainbow Bikini:

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She’s sanding down this vintage, blue chair to paint it pink!

1982 Power Tool Girl Suzy Q. with Fringe Bathing Suit:

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She looks more like Pocahontas and apparently, she doesn’t even need a power tool to be the poster girl for Makita Power Tools!

1981 Power Tool Pin Up Girl:

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Another pretty lady holding a big drill!

1993 Page Langton with a Makita Generator:

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This woman did a lot of modeling for this company!

1991 Power Drill Makita Pin Up Girl:

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Barefoot and ready to drill out massive rocks that stand in her way!

1986 Power Tool Girl:

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She looks cute in yellow and the yellow butterfly in her hair is a nice touch.

Makita – It’s All The Power You Need:

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Cordless would be the way to go when you’re working in your hot pink bikini trimmed with yellow. No date on this poster but I’m willing to bet that it’s from the 80s.

1985 Hard Hat Power Tool Girl:

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We can hardly believe that she’s standing standing on iron in high heels. No Ironworker is capable of doing this!

1993 Page Langton:

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Just another sexy day around the home, fixing up whatever needs to be done! No time to button the shirt. . .there’s lots of stapling and drilling to do!

Not a tool poster – But a Dust Poster:

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This California Car Duster Company spared no expense when it was time to advertise for their product.

Chapin Sprayer Pin Up Poster:

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The waterfall and yellow bikini are essential selling tools for this product.

Chapin Sprayer with black bikini:

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This is a big job and all it takes is this little sprayer to do it.

1984 Calendar Skil Sand Grinder Pin Up Girl:

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It’s clear that she is getting down to business.

Skil Calander Girl 1989:

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Just fixing up some things before going on a night out!

1989 Skil Calendar Poster:

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Going to work now!

1987 Skil Poster Calendar Pin Up Girl with Overalls:

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“Oops! Did I forget to put a shirt on under my overalls?” Don’t worry about it pretty little lady, just keep working hard!

1987 Skil Calendar Poster Pin Up Girl in Plaid Shirt:

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She loves to sand the floor!

The Boss – Hitachi:

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This would have been my bathing suit of choice in those days. . . very sporty!

Red Hot Bikini Girl – 1986 Skil Calendar Poster:

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Even after all of these years, this picture is still very appealing.

1991 Skil Professional Power Tools Poster:

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The 90s are starting to be a letdown. . .

1988 Skil Calendar Poster Pin Up Girl:

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The perfect outfit for the job. . . Love the jean skirt!

1991 Skil Professional Power Tools Poster Girl:

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Oh my! There’s just too much here that needs to stay in the past! Not a fan of the jeans in this photo. I also don’t like the hair or the face on this woman! Even the jacket is pretty bad except for some side boob. . .

1988 Power Tool Break Time – Pin Up Girl:

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The World’s First Meme Was Created In 1921!

We call it a meme but of course there was no such thing back then. Just check out the use of the word “flashlight” to signify a photograph in this comic from 1921!

A “flashlight” means a photo:

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Therefore, when we use the word “meme” today, we are talking about a phrase that was first coined by a fellow named Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book ‘The Selfish Gene’ in which he stated that a memes were “ideas that spread from brain to brain.” However, during these modern times, the Oxford English Dictionary defines memes as images, videos or text that are passed among internet users with apparent variations.

This meme was first published in Judge magazine in July 1921

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Therefore, a single image cannot be a meme. Only one that is copied and spread (or shared) with variations to the original image. In that way, they become a part of a creative collective that others get to enjoy either by relating to the meme or else, re-creating it with different variations. For example:

One internet user took the original meme above and substituted these words:

Therefore, one of these old comics, alone, is not a meme but when more than one is being printed in this same style, over and over again, it starts to take on the characterizes of a meme (in its earliest form) by using two panels and captions to create a contrast between expectation and reality. Here’s another example of a meme that came out in the early 1920’s in the Wisconsin Octopus:

Arranging A Date Meme:

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As you can see, the set-up is the same. A two panel contrast between expectation and reality is made with words to describe each panel. In this way, we can see that the creators of these comics were way ahead of their time!

18 Old Photos That Tell Us How Weird Life Used To Be!

As time passes, we begin to realize that our past is providing more evidence of our growth and that is absolutely true when it comes to these old photos. In fact, we are looking into a world that is radically different than our own and yet, not so much! Even so, these photos over the past century will have you in awe of all that we have been through and how far we have come. Take a look:

1. In 1933, officials needed proof that London’s double dutch busses weren’t a tipping hazard.

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Clearly, the world is convinced that this bus is not a tipping hazard.

2. Before 1913, two children were mailed by rail and postman and that’s why the parcel post was introduced in order to outlaw this.

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I guess these children needed to be somewhere else.

3. A mocking photo in 1919 about alcohol and prohibition.

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Look at those faces!

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Be Your Own Doctor – The Ralston Health Club

Dedication

“To the man or woman who is now sick, we would bring health and freedom from disease. To the one who is now well, we would offer continual protection against the dangers of illness. And to everybody we would teach the natural methods of right living which will bring about an ideal state of physical and mental well-being that will usher in a new era of happiness on earth. This is our dedication.

The Ralston Health Club”

They were not doctors, they had no patients and no individual cases. They had no medical practice and did not teach or prescribe medicine. However, the Ralston Health Club proved to be the most comprehensive analysis of health. Their goal was: To Get Well and Stay Well and it all began in 1876 and continued to influence all levels of society during the early part of the 1900s. They even had their own college in Washington D.C. and eventually became what we know today as Ralston Purina (which is NOTHING like The Ralston Health Club). Despite their widespread influence, many doctors denied all knowledge of Ralstonism, even as they made use of their principals “as though they were their own inventions.” In fact, many doctors today know very little of “the laws of life except as they come under the laws of medicine” and therefore, rarely recommend the diet and regime that provides perfect health because it denies doctors the revenue of keeping us sick. Besides, many patients (even today) are seeking a quick fix and are not truly interested in following the laws of Nature. In which case, those people will never find true health in their everyday lives.

However, those who seek this will be amazed to know that many of our health problems and concerns are easily managed with the approach that The Ralston Health Club provided (and still does!) in their many books of wisdom. According to Ralstonism, no medicine can cure a disease but “complete and absolute adoption of the suggestions made in our treatments will bring the cure.” Unfortunately, once cured, most people revert to their old ways of life and completely disregard the path that must be adhered to in order to maintain perfect health. A Ralstonite is someone who dedicates their life to this natural path and therefore transforms it into a supreme experience instead of a series of illnesses. According to them, a failure in health occurs when “some of nature’s laws have been violated.”

Some of the remedies that this books provides include:

Colds

Constipation

Mental Disorders

Rheumatism

Cancer

Diabetes

Gout

Insomnia

Bad Complexion

Depression and Melancholy

And More!

Many of which will be covered on this website as time permits! Please continue to check back as we continue to deliver this important information to you!

The One Meal That You Can Live On And Thrive Indefinitely!

Does Laminating A Vintage Book Ruin It?

Those of us who collect old, vintage and antique books know that the real value in these books is in sharing them. However, when it comes to children, the last thing that we want to do is hand them an old book!  Especially young ones who love to eat pages and and make a fist full of paper out of them otherwise. The point is, when it was time to give my great-niece a one-year birthday present, I wanted it to be a vintage children’s book about her favorite character. In this case, Curious George.  So, I found an old copy of this book (1952) and I have to admit that it was in rough condition.  Therefore, I initially thought that it was a good idea to just let her have it completely, without concern about her possibly tearing it apart. After all, it was merely a rescue book and it was important for me that she was given full permission to handle it how she will without concern for the condition that we normally like to keep our old books in.

However, that’s when I decided to figure out a way to make it last a lot longer for her. So, I turned to lamination.  First of all, we know that laminating pages can make them last for a long time but it is also common knowledge that this isn’t the best way to preserve a page indefinitely. That’s because ordinary lamination material still permits light rays to pass through it and can also cause a chemical reaction to the acid that most modern paper and modern dyes contain which causes deterioration of paper and fading of the paper and print in time.

However, in this case, the book was already in bad condition and its only purpose was to be enjoyed for this one, last run! The result was exactly what I was hoping for and so I have no regrets laminating each and every page of this book so that it could be enjoyed by my great-niece on her first birthday and for as long as possible afterwards.

See How Much She Enjoys Her New Book In This Video that her grandmother (my sister) took. It’s adorable! :

Go to the next page to see how I made it – Step by Step:

Creepy Old Footage Found!

This appears to be an example of old, amatuer filmmaking which succeeds in creating some thrilling and suspenseful footage in this short-lived film.  This was found on an old super 8mm film roll from the 60s and it popped up in right in the middle, out of nowhere and completely caught me by surprise! I was immediately immersed in the ghostly theme as I was taken through what appears to be a single wide mobile home.  Inside, things are going crazy!  The fast cuts and the empty shoes insinuates that an invisible entity is walking through this home and helping him/herself to some refreshments from the fridge.

Some of the footage is so well planned, for its day, that it’s hard to believe the amount of effort that was made to complete this suspenseful film clip. It’s more than I was expecting and I honestly couldn’t stop watching to see what happened next.  Whoever made this did a thorough job in the short amount of time given in this film and was really able to use short bits of footage to keep the story moving along. This is amatuer filmmaking at its finest!  A nice example of what is be possible even when you’re living in the 60s and only equipped with a super 8mm camera. I can image that this took lots of planning to accomplish and it was well done!

Just take a moment to see this vintage and ghostly home movie clip for yourself:

Iced Tea Is “Slow Suicide” – Says The Chief Chemist of the United States Government – 1929

I used to think that tea was better than coffee but now I am conflicted and overwhelmed by the information that exists in the world today.  It is as if anything can be refuted and for that reason, one person can argue that tea is good for you (herbal, medicinal etc.). Yet, I wonder where this information comes from? T.V.? Internet? Schools? Doctors? With informers like these, we tend to just believe what we are told, without investigation of our own until we ultimately believe that it is good for us even though those who say this are often selling it as well. For example, the tobacco industry honestly tried to convince people in the early 1900s that tobacco juice and smoke are antiseptic (that is: having some effect on germs of disease)! Of course, people were ready to believe this and so chewing and smoking tobacco became a very justified thing to do. However, this was proven wholly wrong during an experiment in which a piece of dead heart tissue which was fed (perfect blood) subsequently began showing signs of life in the most remarkable way (the the heart pieces were actually beating) that is, until: “the slightest breath of tobacco smoke on the [beating heart pieces] resulted in the instant stopping of the heart pulsation, and the cessation of the growth of new tissue”

At some point in our lives, there is a truth that surfaces beyond all doubt and most often, this same truth already surfaced in the past but is well suppressed in our present times.  Regardless, we believe that we know everything until we are confronted with a truth that was proved to be so a long time ago which makes you wonder why it hardly exists today and even runs contrary to our current beliefs.  Usually, I find that many old truths don’t coincide with what today’s moneymakers want and that is: A society of people who are ready and waiting to do exactly as they are told. So, if you feel like tea is something that you “need” to relax, for your throat (which doesn’t actually help), or simply that it is better than coffee, then please read the following passage from “Complete Life Building” – 1929:

“Tea is a direct poison. It is wholly foreign to the human body. . .

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. . .It weakens every organ, and acts directly on the bladder, making it very difficult to retain the water there.  Ice Tea, as the Chief Chemist of the United States Government stated, is “slow suicide”. Tea drinking undermines the brain forces, ruins the memory, causes loss of faculties long before age has come on, and makes a person desperately nervous, and subject to gloomy moods by night and day.  Its end is paralysis.

See What This Book Has To Say About Coffee! (Believe it or not – it’s better than Tea!) Coming soon. . .Check back shortly . . .

The Only Meal You Need To Live Long And Thrive!

Pomalt

This easy meal is a combination of Potato-Milk-Salt = Po-m-alt!  First, discover why this is such an important meal here.

Pomalt ALONE is a complete meal which means that it will support all of life and all the functions of the body indefinitely, bringing health, freedom from disease, freedom from constipation and will aid in growth and development to all parts of the body.  Tests have been conducted over 100 years ago to prove that humanity can live on this dish ALONE and thrive in perfect health.  Although, it is never suggested that we do this because Nature intends variety.  However, just knowing that you can provide your body with everything it needs at least ONCE a day is a great way to get started on good health and maintain it for a lifetime!

This information comes from a book, ‘Complete Life Building’ (1929) and it says that the best way to cook a potato is to BAKE it.  These days, we have the convenience of a microwave that should suffice. All other ways of eating a potato including mashed potatoes have but little food value.  All the value in this remarkable food is in the skin and close to the skin.

Here’s how you make it:

Pick out your favorite potato.

In this case a red potato but another potato will do (except sweet potatoes). Then bake it in your oven (or microwave it if you’re short on time).

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The baked potato should be cut up into small parts after it’s cooked so that the skin is mixed thoroughly with the rest.

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Then it should be SALTED to taste.

Plenty of salt is required in order to produce the stomach fluid which is absolutely necessary for digestion. I use unrefined salt.

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Then pour whole milk over the mixture.

It is best to use RAW milk because pasteurized milk has been stripped of much of its nutritional value.  However, store bought whole milk will suffice if you have no RAW milk nearby.  Although, you should make an effort to find some in your local area.

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Enjoy!

Here is a food that contains all the 14 elements required to build life; and in this exact proportion: Potatoes with the skins on, and never in any form except baked (or microwaved), salted to taste; and with plenty of raw milk.

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Such a diet will prolong life indefinitely, will drive out disease, and will increase the vitality of the whole system.  It is a complete food in every respect.  Nor is it tiresome.  No fully balanced food is ever tiresome.

Civilization should be in “that state in human life where no food is eaten that is not a body-builder; where all the necessary kinds of food are eaten to make all parts of the body.  Potato with salt and milk contain all these needed elements with none that are useless.”  – Complete Life Building 1929.

“Also, never fry or boil the potatoes. The best way is to BAKE it” (or, in today’s society, microwave it).

Here is a testimony from my friend that I shared this with who has been eating Pomalt once a day for one month:

“It’s helping that’s for sure! I’ve lost 6lbs. I ‘Pomalt’ in the morning, it kills my hunger till the late afternoon and I feel good. I’ve even started Yoga.”

For myself, I noticed that my nails are stronger, a scar on my hand started to fade and I’ve had no headaches or sickness since I’ve started.  In fact, I’m full of energy and I feel great!

So, how will Pomalt change your life?

Provenance – Antique Books Owned By Famous People Of The Past!

What Is Provenance?

If you love old books then it’s no surprise to you to find it full of markings and even signatures of any previous owners scrawled inside of the front pages!  Now, there are two schools of thought on this. For some people, condition is everything!  Therefore, finding a book full of markings will not suffice.  However, nowadays, this sort of thing is being dissected by those who believe in the history that these book markings can provide.  Therefore, provenance is the book’s history of ownership and it is a topic that has many people dedicating their lives to this new field of study.

Now, we can only assume that most names penned in these books are ordinary folks who are simply marking their territory by signing the inside cover of their newly acquired asset.  However, once in a while, you find a book that has the signature of a well known person from the past and that’s when you realize the significance of provenance!  For example:

A book that Ralph Waldo Emerson bought and read for himself!

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Then later GAVE to this 17th Century female poet, Lucy Larcom!

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Obviously, it’s easier to find (or recognize) a famous person’s signature in a book that he/she wrote.

The trick is, finding their signature in a book that they owned for their own, personal delight!  That’s exactly what happened to me, TWICE, in ONE book! Also, it is clear that when I purchased it on eBay, the person selling this had no idea that it was signed by famous people. This might be an easy mistake to make considering that the book was not written by the person who signed it and therefore, it can easily be overlooked.  Besides, as time goes on, the art of simply READING these signatures and markings is being left to those who strive to pursue it.  Otherwise, we are only equipped to read the typed word. . .

These famous signatures were found in a book from 1845 which contain markings from both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lucy Larcom.

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For Those Who Love Old, Antique Books, Provenance The Key To History!

How To Live Long – Introduction – by W.W. Hall (copyright 1875)

Health Is A Duty

Health is a topic that never grows old because many of us wish to live long lives.  That is why I was determined to get my hands on this antique book that is full of over 1,400 ways to live long and stay healthy.  According to the preface, “To live long, is to live well, by eating and drinking abundantly of ‘all the good things of this life'”. . .

“How to do these things in such a way as to preserve and promote the highest health and thus double their value, is the object of this book.”

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These lessons are, “short, concise, specific, and to the point, in the fewest possible words, to compel the reading of them and so impress them on the mind by fact and warning and incident and example, and anecdote, that they cannot be forgotten in a life-time.”

Therefore, this book is intended to be read habitually and in such a way that it will not be time consuming.  Instead, you can read one or several in one day and feel as if you are getting the information that you need to contribute to a long and fruitful life!

. . . as a means of living long, how the body is to be kept in good health, the mind cultivated, and the tastes, sentiments, affections, and highest qualities of our nature, sedulously and habitually cherished; all done in the fewest possible words.”

If this topic interests you as much as it does me, let’s take a look at some of these words of wisdom so that you may find something that you can take with you for the rest of your days!  Good luck and Happy Health!

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