I'm assuming these were her husband's books he no longer cares about. They only had 2 of them and this one is Volume 14, "Sa through Sw", printed in 1961.
I also got an awesome 60s polyester dress from her which she says was her daughter's (that will make an appearance soon enough!), a bag, and some curtains which fit perfectly in a window here.
I saw the photo of this on the back of the book - look how hilarious this is! (My boyfriend commented that it looks like they're on Tatooine in this photo. Haha.)
"General Specifications Recommended by the Office of Civil Defense". Wow. My boyfriend was reading over much of this and he says that much of the information about how nuclear radiation works in here is outdated. Not sure if it's on this page, but there is part where they detail to construct your shelter with specific angles so the radiation doesn't come in. I'm not well-versed in any of this, but he says radiation doesn't work like that and you'd be out of luck either way, build "correctly" or not.
Clearly I know nothing about fallout shelters, but I definitely enjoyed reading these pages as I hope, did you.
Yes, I am back! I had a few personal issues going on ( turns out I'm NOT moving from my awesome house... yet.) And I have a few more fashion creations to post on the blog (including my new fall jacket about 7 months in the making - yikes! and the cloud dress that I learned the super-hard way to hand-baste the zipper into it.)