Two genuine ads from a local newspaper which I found amongst my mother’s cuttings:
Wanted: Woman to assist in country home; 3 children; easy place; only odd men kept. 1557, Times.
Would person in Wakari who took delivery of Willys Back End kindly ring 83-874; urgent.
I also came across the delightful list of statements under “How to know you’re growing older.” I won’t repeat them here, as they’re on the Net in several places. The version at this link adds a couple that weren’t on my mother’s list as well.