Friday, August 21, 2009

Fashion Friday - Birthday Party Attire

Here is a picture showing what the invited attendees were wearing to birthday parties in August of 1931. Carol, who was three years old, is shown here with her hands by her face looking very cute in her summery dress and short haircut. Hmmm, that's sort of the way I wear my hair now. The other little girls are also wearing summery frocks. I am pretty sure the lady standing behind Carol is holding her new little sister, Joanne Lee, and her Aunt Henrietta, kneeling at left, is holding her little boy, Hap, who is Carol's cousin. Aunt Henrietta is wearing a cute sleeveless dress. She was a fun lady with a really cute giggle. Standing next to the birthday girl is Betty Brown, who is Carol's Uncle Ham's little sister-in-law. Dear Aunt Leah is at the right end of the second row holding an unknown child. On Carol's other side is her grandparents' little neighbor boy, Newell Smith. Newell lived with his grandmother and Aunt Rose. His grandma had a very high pitched voice and our grandma referred to her as "Squeak" but not to her face, of course. It fit her perfectly.

This is the first page in the baby book - there is also a post on
showing the other pages if you would like to check them out. How is this for a chubby, happy, healthy little girl? Probably 9 months to a year.

And this is the hospital bill for mom and baby for 12 days! They practically gave Carol away!

I am now 81 years old and cannot believe it. I am so thankful to have been so blessed for all these years with good health, a wonderful loving family and a very good life.


Karen said...

Good stuff! I love the hospital bill. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Carol-
Happy Birthday to you! I just had to write a little note to you saying how much I enjoy your blog. You are the same age in years as my father but you are the youngest, most FUN person that I read! And your quilting talents inspire me! It is always a pleasure to read your posts.

Deb from DE