Kay Middleton was the Winnipeg Tribune's Home Economics Editor from 1935 - 1948 and credited with writing 4,000 "A Page for Winnipeg Homes" columns. Unlike her counterparts in later generations, she had to counsel Manitoba housewives on everything from shopping tips and recipes to household budgeting and cleaning advice during some of the province's darkest years.
Here, Kay takes on one of those oddities of the World War II era: the house husband ! Yes, many men had little choice but to pick up an iron or get on their hands and knees to scrub the kitchen floor. She offers sound advice for clumsy men and tips for housewives on how to tolerate their improper cleaning instincts.
For more on the interesting career of Kay Middleton, who ended up being a U.S. television pioneer, and a collection of her World War II era Christmas columns check out my post from last year Holiday Entertaining with the Winnipeg Tribune's Kay Middleton !