Something in PINK!
A pretty doily.
The doily sits on top of my Mom's jewelry box. I bought the jewelry box as a gift for my Mom years ago. It holds some of her costume jewelry.
I always thought my Mom was very pretty..she was slim and tall at 5 foot 6 inches (3 inches taller than me). She had the prettiest blue eyes (...I have my Dad's brown eyes) and thick wavy hair (...I have my Dad's thin hair). And, oh, my...thin ankles to die for! She looked great in high heels.
And my Mom loved, I mean LOVED, to dress up.
She would fuss for hours in her bedroom going through clothes and jewelry. Clothes for work the next day were selected the night before. And she never left the house without looking good. I was so proud of her.
My Mom started to work when I was around 7 - 8 years old back in the years when moms traditionally stayed at home. There weren't many conveniences for working moms back then (no microwaves...LOL) and no concessions at work. You had to show up or you were fired. Women dressed up for work...pretty dresses, girdles (which she didn't even need), garter belts, nylons and high heels very day. Think MAD MEN fashion.
Unfortunately her daughter (that's me) went through a period of long straight hair and wearing blue jeans for every occasion much to her dismay. But she still loved me...blue jeans and all.
People didn't eat out back then...restaurants were too expensive. Mom fixed a meal for us every evening after her long commute home from work including a nice roast beef dinner on Sundays. We all sat down together at the kitchen table for our meals. She worked hard at home too making sure we had a clean home to live in. As a grown woman I understand the sacrifices she made to provide a good, clean, healthy environment for her husband and three children. It wasn't all hard work Mom was fun to be around too...we loved to play games with her.
In this age of very casual dressing it's fun to look back to see when dressing up was important and defined a person's character.
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