I found this squirreled away in a box a few months ago and it brought back so many memories. So very many. Are you familiar with Sen-Sen? It was the 1950s version of Altoids or Tic Tacs, a tiny little square of breath cologne with a distinctive licorice taste. Well, I THOUGHT it was an 1950s . . .
It was a decade in which so much happened we could hardly keep up with it. Vietnam. Women’s liberation. Civil rights. Assassinations. The moon walk. The air was electric with possibility. Change. And the development of television as a way to bring it all into our homes, up close and personal. The . . .
I had to sew a missing button on a velvet jacket the other day. As I dug through my old sewing tin, something I rarely do anymore, I remembered watching my grandmother mend, hem and replace buttons. It's how I learned to do the same. So I wondered, do young girls today know how to do this? My . . .
A small child, maybe 18 months old, dirty, dressed in rags, squatting in the gutter, drinking the dirty water. The image is seared in my brain. I saw it at the beginning my trip, maybe in Mumbai, and it's impossible to shake. The children in India broke my heart. My first-world eyes saw no . . .
"Your best teacher is your last mistake." That is, if you're willing to recognize it. And learn. What are your thoughts about mistakes? I'm not a parent, but it seems to me that it's hard for parents to let kids make mistakes and have that learning experience. I'd love to hear from parents about . . .
I'm really lucky to be in the age group that remembers old-time pharmacists. You know, the ones that knew us, our ailments and wanted to sit for a spell and give us kindly professional advice? Yeah. There are many things I remember and miss about the past, and this is one. Maybe you're . . .
I love pigs. I love their pinkness and how happy they are. I love the saying "happier than a pig in shit" because it's true: no matter how much shit they're in, they embrace it, root around in it and appreciate it. It's a talent, a gift, really, to appreciate those moments in life when you're . . .
Home economics (what a misnomer!) wasn't one of my favorite courses in high school. Do they still teach it?Nonetheless, I can wield a needle for basic repairs as well as anyone.The dry cleaner had finally destroyed buttons on a 15-year old Flax brand linen blouse that was otherwise indestructable, . . .
Don't know what it is that I love about these Anne Taintor Vintage revisited funnies, but they never fail to crack me up. All images from www.AnneTaintor.com, where you can find a plethora of hiliarously retro products. And yes, I am a customer! Facebook is always good for a few laughs, . . .
Credit I don't know why someone didn't think of this before now. Oh wait. You were born after 1970? Ok then. It's a nod to an Everly Brothers song. And now that I've started, let's keep going!Time for some fun. There's something about the fashion back then that just screamed . . .