MY MOTHER, LOUISE, A 1940s BEAUTY

For some photo buffs of old photographs, good-looking, fashion-conscious women who came of age in 1940 hold a mystique.  In my mother’s case, south-central Texas girls finished high school at age seventeen, and knew they could attract an ambitious man, even if war service had to be factored in to a marriage.  This was a time in American history when young ladies pulled up their nylons that were not pantyhose and fastened them to restraining undergarments (girdles and garter belts).  Slim ankles did not go unnoticed, accented by pumps and gracefully hanging skirts that graced the tops of calves.  And who wouldn’t appreciate the cascades of curls or waves swept back with bobby pins?  My mother’s face, fascinating for its hazel eyes, skin tone, and countenance, resembled the young Katharine Hepburn (b. 1907, d. 2003), Hollywood star, recipient of four Academy Awards.

Young Women of Early 1940s: Inez, Mary, Dorothy, Louise

Postage Stamp of Katharine Hepburn (Date of Issue 05/12/2010)


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  1. Life is short. Of course, this is a not a secret, but do we always remember about it? How can we understand the significance of life staying at the same place? They say if you don’t like the place where you are – move, you’re not a tree after all. By the same tenet, I want to say that traveling – is an important component of interesting life. Let’s not waste life for nought but explore this wonderful planet! It remains to take a step, just click secrets of the planet and you will see all the riches of our world which are near to us. Very often various places for recreation are just round the corner, but we can’t find time for the connection with nature. begin reading not fashion books but brochures with natural landmarks. A illustrious poem says “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare…” Let’s change our life!

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