They are crazy, impulsive spenders – even though it’s the middle of the Depression (1934 to be precise). They are sort of the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald of the maternity ward. What a thought. The Jazz Age is well and truly over, but Dear Darling just got a job with the New Deal, so it’s baby-shoppin’ time!
Baby Jim was the biggest, shiniest baby in the hospital, and they just had to have him. And now it’s time to start handing over the money for him. Babies don’t grow on trees, you know, and neither does money.
Too bad they didn’t just go out and get some stuff that does grow on trees: apples are good. Plums. Quite a few fruits, really. But that wasn’t fancy enough!
Alas, that New Deal job is about to go south, because of an Old Problem. If you have followed some of the other Lifebuoy soap operas on Kitchen Retro (and if not, you can check them out via the links at the end, hint hint) – then you can guess what this is: BO! Oh Ruth, why didn’t you tell him? How did you get up close enough to make that baby – oh, oh I see. That’s why they had to go out and buy one.
And once Darling started scrubbing with Lifebuoy, he got himself a raise. Boy, they must have been ecstatic down at the office. He comes swaggering home to brag: “Baby Jim’s All Paid For Now.” To which Ruth replies, “We’ll soon be on Easy Street.” That’s where they’ll be shopping for more stuff, no doubt. Don’t forget to put more soap on the shopping list.
How about the big picture, over on Ad Access? Here you go! And thank you Ad Access, this is a Lifebuoy classic.
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