t out, and carried it to grandmamma. The object of toasting bread is to get the moisture out of it. This is more evenly done in the oven than over the fire. Toast should not be burned on one side and raw on the other; it should be crisp and delicate all through.
My tea and toast were delicious, and tasted all the better for being arranged in the prettiest china we had and on our daintiest salver.
COMPANY TO TEA, AND SOME RECEIPTS.
You remember that grandmamma in the very middle of her headache gave orders about boiling the ham and the tongue.
We made a rule after that, and Veva, who was secretary, wrote it in the club's book: "Always begin getting ready for company the day before."
I had not noticed it then, but it is mother's way, and it saves a great deal of confusion. If everything is left for the day on which the company is expected, the girl who is hostess will be much too