Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sex in the 60's (UK)

The following piece was included in Together Again a monthly magazine published by the Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association, a British Heritage Society. The original article was taken from a sex education textbook printed in the early 60s in England. For more information on the national organization go to:

“When retiring to the bedroom prepare yourself for bed as promptly as possible. Whilst feminine hygiene is of the utmost importance, your tired husband does not want to queue for the bathroom as he would have to for his train. But remember to look your best when going to bed. Try to achieve a look that is welcoming without being obvious. If you need to put on face cream or hair rollers wait until he is asleep as this can be shocking to a man last thing at night. When it comes to the possibility of intimate relations with your husband it is important to remember your marriage vows and in particular your commitment to obey him.

If he feels that he needs to sleep immediately then so be it. In all things be led by your husband’s wishes; do not pressure him in any way to stimulate intimacy. Should your husband suggest congress then agree humbly all the while being mindful that a man’s satisfaction is more important than a woman’s. When he reaches his moment of fulfillment a small moan from yourself is encouraging to him and quite sufficient to indicate any enjoyment that you may have had.

Should your husband suggest any of the more unusual practices be obedient and uncomplaining but register any reluctance by remaining silent. It is likely that your husband will then fall promptly asleep so adjust your clothing, freshen up and apply your night-time face and hair care products.

You may then set the alarm so that you can arise shortly before him in the morning. This will enable you to have his morning cup of tea ready when he awakes.”

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Roman Snail

The rare Roman Snail (Helix Pomatia) is one of the wildlife highlights at Chedworth Roman Villa in England. It was brought by the Romans as food, and was fattened up on milk and herbs until plump enough to eat. During the winter months, they hibernate in several inches of soil and leaf debris and then re-appear in the middle of April.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Auto Bandit Chaser

Following excerpt (and photo above) are from the book Hidden History of Denver.
In March of 1921, the Auto Bandit Chaser made its debut to help fight crime. It was a formidable piece of equipment built on a Cadillac chassis and comprised bullet-proof armor plate sides, a bullet-proof windshield, powerful spot lights, a large bell and a mounted machine gun on the front passenger side. The car was capable of holding six policemen specially trained in the art of riot control. Captain George Merritt aims the machine gun while the men seated behind him hold trench guns and high powered rifles with bayonets. Other men stand around the car. From left to right: Manager of Safety and Excise, Frank M. Downer; Chief of Police, Herbert R. Williams and acting Deputy Chief, Robert Carter. It is reported that when a policeman fired the gun during a demonstration, the machine gun rocked loose from its base and was ineffective.