Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter In the 1950's

I have been spending very little time online lately.  We have a small window of opportunity when it comes to the weather and the occasional lower humidity/lower temperature days.  One of my favorite places to go is Brazos Bend State Park and I've probably been there six times in the last month or so.  It's an hour from here, but well worth the ride.  Lots of walking trails and I really love it, but not when it gets real hot!  Then I walk inside at the mall.

No time for an Easter scene with my dolls this year.  I know I've shared some of these before, but I thought I'd stick a few up here anyway.

And I thought I'd share a little Easter in 1957.  Yes, this is how we dressed.  I remember when there was no mall and we had to go to Newark, New Jersey for our Easter outfits.  It was always a big deal to go shopping for our complete outfits...dresses, hats, gloves, shoes, etc.

I hated to have my picture taken.  Can you tell?  Do you like the hat I chose?  It looks like a plate turned upside down.
This is my sister in her Easter finery.  She was two years older so she got to wear stockings.  There were no panty hose back then.  She had to wear a girdle so there would be those funny clip things to hold up the stockings.  Does anyone else remember?  I guess she picked out her hat too.  I think her hat is a little more attractive than mine.
That's us with our neighbors...Johnny and Diana Ingemi.  Gosh, I had forgotten that even some of the boys wore hats.

I hope you enjoyed my little trip down Memory Lane.







4 comments:

  1. I had a similar flat hat as yours, Betty, when I was a kid. I didn't like the strap that cut into my chin. I tried wearing it without the strap but the silly hat wouldn't stay on my head. lol

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  2. Great memories! I think your neighbor Johnny looks pretty dapper. And yes I remember the excitement of buying a new Easter outfit. Sometimes it would invlude little whiye gloves! Thanks for the memoies.

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  3. Oh I love your Easter dolls - I like the first one where the cute little girl has the most beautiful pink dress on - the patience someone had to make that!
    And I love the pictures of the family - and I remember a garter belt oh how i hated those things. I never saw a boy in a hat tho! Sandie

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