Live To Serve Manhattans

Posted on Jul 3 2011 - 6:45am by RetroRuth

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What is with this book?  Could they not afford two chairs for the photo shoot or something? Here, again, we find the wife sitting at her husband’s feet, eating off the floor. Not only is she forced to saw away at the world’s roundest, reddest cheese, but in between crouching on the floor and serving Himself crackers, she is scurrying back to the kitchen to actually cook his dinner.

Yep.  Just like going out for dinner.  Exactly.

From How To Make 46 Drinks At Home, approx. 1965

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6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rapunzel July 3, 2011 at 8:12 am - Reply

    My Man loves Manhattans but the only way he drinks them is at a fancy martini bar with me sitting by his side..on a proper barstool.

    • RetroRuth July 4, 2011 at 8:14 am - Reply

      What? He doesn’t want you to grovel at his feet and cut up cheese? 🙂 Has this picture lied to me???

  2. Sara In AZ July 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Oh, that’s what the Mr and I do all the time when we want to pretend we are going out to dinner. 😉

    • RetroRuth July 4, 2011 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Oh yeah, us too. *eyeroll* The best part is having to eat off the floor.

  3. Tiara Bunny July 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Has she severed her left hand?

    • RetroRuth July 4, 2011 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Possibly! She does look pained!

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