Although I am 61 1/2, I still enjoy fashion, color, and having fun! I often tell people that, I am only about 35-45 in my head, even younger some days. With a maiden name of Young, my grandfather told me that I would “always” be young! I know what he meant now.
The research bug bit me when I seriously starting writing stories. I enjoy studying the early 1900′s about the time my grandparents were marrying and raising families. I always liked the “Gibson Girls“, and wore my hair up in the 1960′s while most were ironing their hair down long. I did try that once, but curly hair in humid southeast climate didn’t cooperate.
My friend, Alyce Cathryn, is a crochet whiz! She not only made me bun covers and flowers, she made my 95 year old mother two lovely hats. What a blessing.
I enjoy seeing the different braids young ladies are also wearing, referring back to the milk maid, etc. I haven’t seen the “Pippi” look yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it sometime…Above are some shots of me with hair up, the middle one from 1977.
Below, I will share some of the “Gibson” fuller and higher buns that I enjoyed copying back in the 1960′s and early 1970′s, and hope to try again soon, donut buns now called “ballet buns” are cute too…after all, God makes us responsible for our own fun times, laughing, and joyful days. No one else should be asked to entertain us, so I have continued to learn even later in life to entertain myself.
…and I like it.