I say nostalgia, I was barely alive in the fifties, but I remember my Mum and both Grans having this magazine.
When I was poking about in one of the op shops in town I came across this magazine and it made me smile. It was only 10 cents so I had to buy it (It still had the tissue patterns inside!). Flipping through I was taken back in time, not by the dress styles, I don’t remember the fitted styles in this magazine my dresses were more of a gathered skirt and a bow to tie at the waist. But then I am thinking of the late fifties and early sixties.
I was fascinated with the advertisements, I always wondered why my Mum always had a tin of this, maybe we still should be taking it and we wouldn't be needing all the medicines of today.
Obviously weight was an issue even then; there were at least 6 ads for losing weight, and about also 5 for nervous tension depression etc. Things aint changed!
However this is the one that cracked me up the most. It shows how ideas have changed. In fact the whole tone was that women were to look after and cherish their men feed him well and he will be happy with you.
This was particularly so in the letters to the agony Aunt, to the extent that the advice given to one poor lady was that it was her fault that her husband went out every night partying refusing to take her. Oh how times have changed, in fact I think the opposite is true nowadays. Isn't it strange how we humans throw out the baby with the bath water?
On an end note here is a picture of me in the middle on my 8th birthday, the doll was a present from my Gran , I wasn't particularly happy with it as I wanted a bike!
Today's 5 Blessings,
Sunshine and no frost!
A load of washing done
Phone call from my sister who lives in Aussie (she’s the one holding the small doll.)
Was able to get an hour’s gardening done.
Noticed that my young olive tree had some olives!
Thanks for visiting and will see you soon.