Today I embraced Hankies
Today I decided I would focus on all the hankies and handkerchiefs that were carried in pockets and pocketbooks in the 1950's. I actually have a few memories of being rather mortified by this practice. Since my dad was a proper handkerchief carrying man, it meant there was a simple solution when I forgot my hat for Sunday mass. More than once I was humiliated by wearing his pressed white square of material on my head. (Clean at least) I also remember the feeling of shame when I forgot to stick a hanky in my lunchbox when I was in first grade. Mrs. Clemens did "hanky checks" at PS 35 and if you forgot, you had to stand in front of the class.
But today I chose to embrace the fun side of hankies. For some reason I have a small collection of these vintage dainties and I shared them with the kids on one of my volunteer outings at a local Women's Shelter. I had the kids guess what they were and a few said "Kleenex". None knew the word "hanky" or the game, "Drop the Hanky". I used a non-vintage hanky and the game was a big hit.
I didn't blow my nose on a hanky today, but I made good use. These kids will grow up with a better memory of hankies than me!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
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!