Photobucket About Mom: My early memories: June 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Mom and "Fashion Frocks"~


Recently I posted this picture of my sister and me on FB as my profile picture!  :) 

I like to change my pictures there often and it's usually without a predetermined idea or plan... I just go looking in my family pictures! I'm often drawn to the Way Back times of our lives. It was that way with this picture change.

Seeing the picture again brought back memories of those little dresses we were wearing! We didn't have a lot in those times so I suppose that's why I remember this so vividly! They were both of a cotton  material. 
(Cotton Pi cay???...
I know that's not the correct spelling...:(    )
My dress was a combination of white and aqua and my sister's was, mostly, baby blue. Mom always managed somehow to get pretty things for us - bless her!

OK-Remembering our dresses of this time brought back memories of our mom  selling dresses for a company called "Fashion Frocks." It was one of those deals where you could sell merchandise to family and neighbors and friends from your home! You would be supplied with  catalogs and sample swatches of the clothing materials to show your customers. It seems like Mom was into this for quite some time and I remember her being involved in this from the mid 40's....when I was very young.  I liked looking through those books and being able to feel the material of the dresses pictured. Mom would sometimes use some of the money she made with the sales to buy herself a new dress.
I'm not sure if this company carried childrens clothing, though; so I'm not sure where Mom bought these dresses for my sister and me!

I looked up Fashion Frocks online and found a lot of info is out there about this company that came wandering back into my memories today!  Check out the link!

  Notice the size of the women's waists-and the lengths of their legs in these illustrations!  LOL

To this day I have never been able to  reach the status that would qualify me as some folks idea of what a woman is supposed to look like!  Have you?  ;) - OK-In my youth I DID have a small waist....but everything else was small too I guess that didn't count for much!  :)  At my tallest I was barely over 5 ft tall!  :)

Mom, too, was a little lady...but always beautiful!  

This is my mom and dad in 1950.

This is my mom and me in 1972. 


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