Minimize Your Therbligs.
I read this earlier today on Miss Snark:
I loved Cheaper by the Dozen.And Belles on their Toes.Goodness gracious me, how come no one has mentioned this before now? Those books are the best in the biz. I've read them dozens of times and adore them to the high heavens. Heck, one of the best moments in children's literature EVER is when the mom in Belles On Their Toes tries to come up with reasons why smoking is bad and can't seem to conjure up a reasonable argument (bear in mind the 1950 publication date, won't you?).
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey died on Saturday at age 98.
If you've only seen the horrid remake movie, do yourself a big favor.
Read the books.
Efficiently of course.
Anyway, it's apparently true. She will be missed. Now, as Miss Snark has instructed, go read the books. They are funny incarnate.