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Developing Pretty Backs – Strength Magazine – July, 1927

Gracious alive, clear child, surely you are not going out looking like that!” exclaimed poor grandma over her spectacles. I looked up from my book to see the cause of grandma’s remark! _There was Martha standing before us, clad in a filmy gown, looking very pretty and modern, indeed, but upon closer inspection I agreed with grandma and could not help adding, “Yes, you ought to be ashamed of yourself, going out like that!” at which grandma nodded approvingly and settled back behind her knitting again. Martha flared up. “Since when have you become a reformer. Why I saw you go out in more abbreviated dresses than this one.”

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