|Photo from Homemaking for Teen-agers, Book 2, McDermott and Nicholas, 1958|
How to Preserve A Husband
First, take care in selecting one who is not too young, but tender. Make your selection carefully and let it be final. Otherwise, they will not keep.
Like wine, they improve with age. Do not pickle or keep them in hot water. This makes them sour.
Prepare as follows: Sweeten with smiles, according to variety. The sour kind are improved with a pinch of salt of common sense.
Wrap well in a mantle of charity. Preserve over a good fire of steady devotion. Serve with peaches and cream.
The poorest varieties may be improved by this process and kept for many years in any climate.