leisure home, home management, jobs, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Leisure in the home is not so much a matter of wealth or time as it is a matter of attitudes. It must be recognized as one of the essentials of homemaking if it is to share a place of relative importance in the home program. All work and no play does more than make one dull. It robs one of physical poise and beauty. It impoverishes the soul. Time spent in playing and doing interesting things outside of essential work recreates both soul and body. It gives a feeling of personal growth which is essential to contentment. It builds a storehouse of memories which lightens routine tasks and makes home life colorful, alluring and happy. It binds family ties through multiplied possibilities of comradeship· between parents and children. The family members never have time in which to play together or ride hobbies unless they deliberately cooperate in planning leisure hours for each member in the home program. Leisure time like money must be saved before it is spent and its use must be planned if its spending brings permanent pleasure.
Covert, Mary A., "Enjoyable Jobs for Leisure Hours" (1933). SDSU Extension Circulars. 339.