Be careful of your selection. Do not choose too young. Make selection carefully & let it be final, otherwise they will not keep.
Once selected, give your entire thought to preparation for domestic use. Like wine, they improve with age.
Do not keep them in a pickle or get them in hot water. This makes them sour, hard, and sometimes bitter. Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender, and good by garnishing them with patience well sweetened with love and seasoned with kisses.
Keep warm over a good fire of domestic devotion. Serve with peaches and cream. Thus prepared, they will keep for years. #howtomakeyourmarriagelast