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Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

Tired of 24-hr Christmas movie marathons and stale TV specials? Hear about Christmassy old time radio in episode 10 of Christmas Past!

Tired of 24-hr Christmas movie marathons and stale TV specials? Hear about Christmassy old time radio in episode 10 of Christmas Past!

July 1940. "Canning beans in farm kitchen near Bristol, Vermont." Photo by Louise Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration

July 1940. "Canning beans in farm kitchen near Bristol, Vermont." Photo by Louise Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration

August 1936. "Family between Dallas and Austin. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people. No food and three gallons of gas in the tank. The father is trying to repair a tire. Three children. Father says, 'It's tough but life's tough anyway you take it.'

August 1936. "Family between Dallas and Austin. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people. No food and three gallons of gas in the tank. The father is trying to repair a tire. Three children. Father says, 'It's tough but life's tough anyway you take it.'

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Children of plantation sharecropper Lonnie Fair preparing food on wood stove in sparsely furnished shack.  1936...not to long ago...

Children of plantation sharecropper Lonnie Fair preparing food on wood stove in sparsely furnished shack. 1936...not to long ago...

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