Easter is coming and I must get a hat!
A woman should never need an excuse to go out and buy a hat! But I recall at least one episode when Lucy needed a little "pick me up" and hat shopping with Ethel was the answer.
When I was small, hats were required in church. "Why?" I grumbled to my dad and he said something about modesty and keeping the men's eyes off the ladies' hair. Dad also chuckled about how the ladies got it figured out and their hats got so outlandish, that no one could keep their eyes off the ladies in church.
Well, I don't know about any of that, but I know those women in mid-century movies and TV, got a big kick out of hat shopping. So, I gave it a try (at an antique store) and I did have a heck of a good time. I'm sure a few of the pillbox and veiled hats I tried on were from the fifties. But there were so many doozies from different eras, I just had to try them all!
I heard that the hat market slowed down towards the end of the fifties. Women started spending more time at the hair salon and didn't want to hide or mess their fancy hair-do! But Easter is still a pretty powerful motivation for buying a hat. I didn't find the perfect one yesterday... but I still have a month!!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!