Annie Oakley gives from reasons and hints for practice
There are number of reasons, in my opinion, why every lady who has the time, the means, and the opportunity should learn the use of ﬁrearms.
Until recent years, woman has been debarred to a great extent from participating in many sports, pastimes, and recreations which in times past were looked upon as ﬁt only for the opposite sex.
Now, however, that her right to enjoy some of these healthy diversions, especially those of an out-of-door nature, are fully recognized, I believe that such diversions should be taken advantage of to the fullest extent.
I do not wish to be understood to mean by this that woman should sacriﬁce home and family duties merely for outside pleasure, but that, feeling how true it is that health goes a great way toward making home life happy, no opportunity should be lost by my sex of indulging in outdoor sports, pastimes, and recreations, which are at once healthy in their tone and results and womanly in their character.
Under this category the use of ﬁrearms must come, for does not this practice, as a rule, bring one out into the open, where not only the fresh air may be breathed, but oftentimes the beauties of nature be also enjoyed.
If only as a means of beneﬁting the health the use of ﬁrearms by woman is, therefore, well worth learning. Then again, shooting is not only a healthy recreation, but a pleasurable one, and one in which both body and mind are brought into activity — the body in wielding or handling the weapon, and the mind in exercising judgment when aiming and ﬁring at an object.Read it all. One of her best arguments for women learning to shoot is for self defense. It's hard to believe that this was written in 1894.
I found this site while I was looking for a old recipe. There are vintage car ads, vintage news and magazine articles, the list goes on. It's easy to get lost down this rabbit hole. I took a good long look at the vintage car ads. That's a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I like the old cars, back when they were made out of steel instead of tin and plastic. I even found a ad for the first car I owned, a 1946 Willys MB jeep.
Go and enjoy, there's a ton of great memories.
And I did find the recipe I was looking for.
Tomato soup cake/fruitcake recipe
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon each: ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 cup shortening
1 can Campbell’s Tomato Soup
1 cup chopped candied fruit, or raisins, or prepared mincemeat
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan. In large bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Add shortening and 1/2 can soup. Beat until smooth. Add remaining soup and eggs. Beat again until smooth. Fold in fruit and nuts. Pour into pan. Bake about 1-1/4 hours. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove.