I hope the new year is treating you well! Sorry I've been such a bad poster lately. I've been so darn busy with my new book, new documentary film and new screenplay that I haven't had much time for Betty's history. I'll try to make up for that.
Here's a little something I ran across when I was cleaning the other day. From the 1959 Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship Knowledge and Attitude test - yes attitude!
Bill is 17 and is trying to call his girl. When he gets the busy signal for the third tie, he slams down the receiver and throws the telephone directory across the room. Which statement is most nearly correct?
A. Bill has a right to be angry; women always talk too much.
B. It's better for Bill to throw the telephone directory than be rude to his family.
C. Instead of throwing the telephone directory, Bill should "tell off" his girl when he talks to her; she knows he calls at this time every night.
D. Bill is acting like a child.
I think we all know the answer to this one. Too bad there isn't E: His girl need to break up with Bill fast!
I love all the posts about former Betty Crocker Scholarship winners!! Keep 'em coming.