"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom" Albert Einstein

"A dame who knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Mae West

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Only part of it was great.

My new guilty pleasure is Mad Men. The third season began this week, but it will be next spring/summer before I see it on DVD since I don't have cable.

My mother was about the same age as Betty Draper in 1961 and I slightly older than the Draper daughter, so I have many memories of that time period. Here are the things from that time period that stand out in my mind:


pointy brassieres

sanitary napkin belts

candy cigarettes

frozen pot pies

Jiffy Pop Popcorn

special occasion corsages

big boat, gas guzzler cars, especially convertibles

extra food/water supply in basement or bomb shelter

Mogan David wine at parent hosted parties

There's only one thing in that list that I might like to have back in my life. One hint: it sure as heck isn't the sanitary napkin belt.


Crockhead said...

special occasion corsages?

Catch Her in the Wry said...

Corsages (worn on shoulder) were a big thing around our house for special occasions in the 1960s. If mom got one for Mother's Day, anniversary, birthday, etc, I would get one too. Who even wears big corsages now except perhaps at weddings?

offtherecord said...

Jiffy Pop!! Pops right in the package and all over the house...

Catch Her in the Wry said...

off: yeah, but it was so much fun watching the aluminum unfurl.

offtherecord said...

Off forgot to say I enjoy your blog. It's always good for a chuckle or two. I do not care for xmas sweaters, either. Jean Bice needs to retire!

Memphis said...

Pointy brassiere? We once took an entire bag of Helga pointy brassieres and hung them on the trees of a friend at about 2 am sort of like Christmas ornaments. We never laughed so hard sober before. His yard looked like an ad for Victoria's Secret circa 1957.

Catch Her in the Wry said...

memphis: Thanks for the idea for the next Festival of Trees fundraiser this holiday season.