Sometimes I wonder how much money I spent during my youth on magazines such as Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine. It was the one way I could obtain all the pin-ups I wanted of my “favs” such as the Osmonds, David Cassidy, The Bay City Rollers and Rick Springfield. I actually made the switch from buying … [Read more...]
History is Elementary
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When I was in high school there was a girl a couple of years older than me who wore pink every chance she got. We were required to wear school uniforms, but had the choice of adding jewelry and scarves in order to feed the need to be unique and different. I threw my identity out for others to see … [Read more...]
Sometimes all a woman needs to complete an outfit is a carefully selected pin. My mother had several. I’ve pictured a few of them here. Your mom probably had several as well. It is believed that English women began wearing pins after they were introduced by Catherine Howard, one the many … [Read more...]
I love this Norman Rockwell image. Many consider it to be the quintessential Thanksgiving image. Did you know it was inspired by a State of the Union address given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt? In January, 1941, President Roosevelt delivered his State of the Union address which is often … [Read more...]