Thursday, July 29, 2010

Woman's Day...Oh What a Day!



My mother in law continues to clean out and yesterday she brought me two magazines...
...the first is a 1914 Vogue...
...it's fabulous and I will share it in a later post.

I was particularly delighted with the Woman's Day pictured above as it is a 1952 edition!



Now, let me tell you about my day.

First of all, I am in Buffalo at Dan's law school apartment...
...he's moving out and onward as he has graduated and, as of yesterday...
finished taking the BAR.
(Thank you all for your prayers...
...we have to wait until November to see if you prayed hard enough... :) wink, wink).

Anyway...I made the 7 hour drive today...arrived around 4:30 p.m. and immediately began doing laundry and cleaning three years worth of bachelor pad grime...
(a privilege and pleasure)

Dan has gone out to celebrate with his law school friends.
Good for them! They have worked so hard and deserve to relax a bit.
Although their fun is tinged with a bit of sadness as they are going off in different directions and will miss each other.

Back to Woman's Day...
When I was a very young girl my Nana had a washing machine like the one above....
I can remember pulling the clothes through the wringer and then helping her hang the clothes on the line outside behind the farmhouse. That's a good memory! :)





I haven't read the above article yet..."How To Be A Girl".
I don't know as if I need to read it...
I think I've got that down pretty good by now.



I enjoyed the advertising and the old graphics ...
...some of the products we still use today....RIT for one!



OK... he left me here with absolutely no food in the apartment...
I'm hungry!



Now, I haven't read this article yet either...
"I Live With My Grown-Up Children"...
But I am about to.

Dan is temporarily moving back home as he has secured a job in our area.
A job, as we all know, is a very good thing...
...especially when there are student loans to be paid back.

Mr. Flea is excited to have Dan back in the area and available to hang out with...
...he is not so excited to be giving up his Empty Nest.

Dan is excited to have a job...
...not so excited to have to move back in with his parents temporarily.

We will work it out!

I am happy to have both my boys with me! :)



These were the fashions back in the day...
...It is hard to imagine but in 1952 my Mom was 25.
She had a beautiful figure and could easily have worn these fashions...



Well, after this weekend of cleaning and packing and moving...
I hope Avon calls on me...
I will surely need it!



...or perhaps I will need this!
:)

Once again, thank you for all your kind comments and good wishes for my family.

And thank you for all your suggestions on what to do with my vintage postage stamps.
Do you really think one of them could be valuable?
...gee...I could help Dan pay off his loans...or buy Kate an apartment in Manhattan...
...or maybe Mr. Flea wants a new kayak...

...snap out of it Laura!
...remember your "Symphony"...To live content with small means...etc. etc.

Fun to daydream once in a while! :)

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Oops...have to run down to the laundry room before someone gets the dryer before me!
:)

28 comments:

Vintage Retouché by Mary said...

I just posted a blog, Vintage Goes to College, as I am preparing to send my oldest off to college in a month and you are moving your son back home. It's reassuring that we remain mothers forever. I love the Women's Day pictures. I was born in 1952.

Gail said...

What a fun post! Families should stick together and watch out for one another, and that's just what you're doing! Best of luck to your sweet son and passing that Bar exam....my dh's a Lawyer..

Katsui Jewelry said...

I heart your MIL. What a peach! You get wonderful little gifts from her that make me sigh!

Those old magazines are such fun. We have a box of old fashion magazines...but they smell a little moldy. I have tried putting them in the sun, and putting Febreeze between them. Can't get anything to work ;-(

Hugs.
Suz

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You must be so proud! My son has been with me in Orlando for 3 weeks and leaves Saturday for DC. to do years of intelligence studies for his bachelors. Mine is leaving and yours is coming home. Lord, stock up the frig, get the washer going and be prepared for those stinky boy clothes. Their rooms smell. Oh, and then worry when they aren't home. Out of site out of mind! I envy you, I wish mine was coming.

Carol

The Brocantess said...

Have fun ;) I have no doubt that you can whip things in shape in no time.

MosaicMagpie said...

I thought that was Aunt Bee from Mayberry, in that Avon ad!!
Debbie

Lisa Madden Bass said...

What great magazines, and ads!! Thank for sharing them with us :)

Andy's Attic said...

Sounds like you are having fun! It will probably be nice to have Dan at home (for a while) :>)
Take care,
Annette

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh, three years worth of bachelor grime. Am SO looking forward to that! xx

Annemary said...

ohhhhhhhhhh ce beau vieux magazine j'aiiiiiime ma maman avait 33 ans et moi.....5 ans !!!!vive le 52 et vive Laura et 52 Flea bonne journée pleine de Bonheur avec ton brave fils !!!!!love

Jill said...

Well I have been there, in fact my son came back home for a while from University, but you get used to them being around, and it is oh so quite when they go again, yesterday we spent the day clearing out all his old Uni stuff that we had stored for 3 years, lots of memories. love your magazines! I keep my old ones in the loft, perhaps one day Country Living will seem just as fascinating who knows!!

Rostrose said...

Great pictures! I love this old magazine! Big hugs, traude

It's me said...

What a great gift !!! happy weekend darling....love Ria.....

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Well you've certainly been busy, Laura. Love those 50's fashion photos.

Theresa said...

Well, first of all that magazine is WONDERFUL! I love old magazines and buy them at estate sales for the graphics:) I think you are fortunate to be able to help your Son and he is fortunate to have you. There is good and bad news about him moving home. The good news is he will be there for a while and the bad news is you will miss him when he leaves again!

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

AshTreeCottage said...

Congratulations to your son!! Thanks so much for sharing that lovely vintage mag with us. What fun to read through and see those great ads!! Have a wonderful weekend. Relax ... you have earned it!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie!
Do you remember that the washing machine was named"Arabella" and that Daddy had to look all over the place to find "Arabella II?
Love ya,
Fifi

French-Kissed said...

Congratulations to your son...he must be thrilled to have all of that behind him and you must be so very proud of him. Old magazines are such fun...looking forward to the Vogue issue. Rest up and have a wonderful weekend.

~jermaine~

Rosemary said...

Great post Laura!
Love those old magazines!!
You have a fab weekend!
xo,
Rosemary

Patty's Stitches said...

Wow! I can relate to your post! We moved my son back home from college this week. He will live at our home for a week and then move back to college to a different apartment with a different roommate. One lease ended before the new one was ready. Lots of hauling but in the long run, will be worth it. I've had tons of laundry and now I'm off to steam clean a sofa. Whew! What we do for our children. But we LOVE every minute of it.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Those things are so fun!!! I love the pictures of the DUZ detergent...Looks like those magazines were in fabulous shape....The Betty Crocker Ads and the pineapple....So fun!!!!!!Reminds me of some things we found at a vintage home we bought in Denver once...There was a box of old letters etc we donated it to a museum but mostly there was a publication called (you'll love this) "The Heathen Woman's Friend"!!!!!!Maryanne xo

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Fun family times! Our girls have been in and out of our 'empty nest'; but now are married and our nest is empty. Great nostalgia. Those old articles are so fun to read, but sad how much the world has changed.
Thanks for sharing.
~ Julie

Gert said...

You sound like such a wonderful Mom...I know your son will always be thankful for you!! The magazine brings back such great memories!

Blessings.....
xoxo Gert

Carmel said...

Oh my goodness. This looks in amazing condition. What a lovely gift. Have a lovely weekend.
Carmel

Alaina said...

I found out why you are in Buffalo, well I hope during your visit you enjoyed some of our famous chicken wings and hit a festival or two. My best to your son, at his future as a lawer.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Congratulations to your son and to you. That's a huge accomplishment. I've had a tough week so I'm just catching up on blogs now. I love this post with the old magazines. Great pictures and illustrations. The ads are great fun to look at. We still use Betty Crocker and now I go to the antique shop that is on the Betty Crocker estate here in southern California. Thanks for sharing.

The French Bear said...

Sounds like you are having fun even though it's a lot of work....
My son is only five houses away, my daughter is three hours....but I am just happy that they are not a country away!!
I love to look at the old magazines....and my Mom could wear any of those fashions, even after ten children.....maybe cause there was so much work to do.....the good old days!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Ange said...

Oh Laura I'm so out of touch with blogging! It has been wonderful reading your posts again. This one in particular was a crack up! My nana had one of those washing machines too. Well, it is storming here and I still have the ceiling to paint in the dining room so we get a bit more light in the house on a dark day ... Thinking of you as ever.
Ange
xx