So that you don't have to find your reading glasses, here is the verse on the envelope front:
Tie this apron round your waistI'm guessing that this was written by that nice Mr. Murple up in McCall's Accounting department - who knew he was so talented.
And join the Victory war-on-waste,
Plan your meals for zest and vim
And don't forget Ye Vitamine!
Remember that the right nutrition
Is Uncle Sam's best ammunition!
This is a lovely apron pattern - easy enough to be made by girls in home ec. classes as well as by ladies' groups. Imagine refreshments tables at dances with all the attendants in their victory aprons worn over white dresses. The rick-rack braid stars are very clever.
In my family we have a cookbook which we refer to as the Women's Victory Cookbook. The correct name is the Victory Binding of the American Woman's Cookbook, an enormously popular cookbook of the mid-twentieth century. The Victory binding edition provides a small appendix on wartime cookery, which includes such contemporary-sounding advice as eating more fish and whole grains and retaining the vitamins in vegetables by not boiling them to death.
Happy Memorial Day, everybody.