Wednesday, January 07, 2009
'50's House Wife
I just went to the book store today and looked at a book on aprons. My mom was given one by my aunt when I was 16 and I wore it till it was thread-bare. Now they are all the rage-- I am so happy about that. I am about to become 40 and my generation grew up with Clair Huxtable and modern women. We made fun of the '50's wives and how perky they were, but I was looking at all those pics today and some depicted them and they had grown up during the Great Depression! Modern conveniences were being created for the woman of the house, not just cars or factories. Microscopes were seeing things that no one had seen before and they obsessed over how they had survived before. Yes, the '50's hausfrau was OK to be happy.