I found a pair of my mother's antique lace gloves today and with them sweet memories of time gone by. My mother was of a generation of women who wore white gloves to church, their very best Sunday dress, a hat (especially on Easter), stockings, high heel shoes.
It was a time when men wore hats, dressed in suits for church.
It was a time when men opened doors for women and women were proud they did.
It was a time of modesty and yet a time of the almost nude pin-ups.
I reminded of women and shirtwaist dresses, tiny cluth purses, a hanky in their hand.
It was a time of actresses like Audrey Hepburn.
And pin-up girls like Betty Page.
And actors like Charlton Heston.
Television shows like I Love Lucy, The Lone Ranger, Father Knows Best ...
Singers like Elvis.
And a Democrat actor who saw the light and became Conservative Republican politician like no other- Ronald Reagan.
Oh what memories triggered by a small pair of lace gloves.