Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I is for Inquiring Minds

In February, when I made up my initial A to Z list, Inquiring Minds was listed next to the letter I.  Two months later, I have no idea what I planned to do for this post.  The only connection I make when I think of Inquiring Minds is the slogan "Inquiring minds want to know" that is associated with the National Enquirer.  I don't read the National Enquirer so I know that wasn't where I was heading.

I took a quick look over the bookshelves and the closest I can come up with is this book that has been my go-to when I have a household inquiry:

My copy is quite worn, still has a "From the Library of" sticker with my maiden name, and is somewhat dated (it was published in 1988) but it still has lots of useful tips for all sorts of things around the house.  The alphabetical format is really helpful for finding what you need to know.

No doubt many of us turn to wikiHow or some other online reference site when we have questions about things in the household but I think a good reference book like this is always handy to have on the bookshelf.


  1. That is such a cute little book to have! wow I wasn't even born in 1988!

  2. Pamela, I definitely use Google for How-Tos. I don't know how we survived so long without Internet. lol I have my share of books but in recent years I've gotten rid of a lot of outdated materials because it was only serving as a dust catcher and nothing more. Have a good day and happy a2zing!

    Curious as the Cathy presents Art Sketching Through the Alphabet Letter "I" for Iris!

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  4. I have my share of handwritten reciepe notebooks. Some of them are so old that he pages are now yellow. But, i certainly love them to bits (irony)

    A Peice Of My Life

  5. I still go to my "How to Clean Practically Anything" booklet from Consumer Reports from the early 1990a, especially with crazy laundry stains. The problem with the Internet is you get a lot of conflicting advice about household problems. I loved that Consumer Reports lab tested all their stain techniques--no old wive's tales there!

  6. That looks like a great reference book! Sometimes having a physical book that you can page through answers another question that you may have had; or inspires you to do something. We have a simple household repair book that has come in handy at times.