And because my friends are awesome, they invited me to an excursion into the past, via the James J. Hill St. Paul public library. We entered the periodical room full of hope and anticipation, and the magazines spanning the last century did not disappoint. I looked at National Geographic magazines from 1905 and enjoyed Life magazines from the 1940s. Vogue, Vanity Fair, Saturday Evening Post, and Ladies Home Journal are just a few titles that we perused during our time in history.
I was fascinated by reading interviews with Neil Armstrong, learning about the lives of socialites, getting tips for cleaning my kitchen, seeing photographs from the earthquake and subsequent San Francisco fire, figuring out what should be in my traveling wardrobe, reading an interview with Winston Churchill, seeing presidential campaigns from the days of yore, looking at heartbreaking photos of Jewish refugees trying to go to Israel after WWII, and more.
But the most entertaining part by far, was the advertisements. I loved that they were like stories.
And I loved all the relationship advice I took home that day. If I follow all the advice I saw, I will probably be married by spring break. Here is just a sampling of the pearls of wisdom that history shared with me.