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  •  ^^this^^ (6+ / 0-)
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    fenway49, Jim H, brook, edwardssl, NonnyO, ladybug53

    Re the pictures ... I am drawn to the hats -- can't say whether I like the 1913 or the 1940s more, but I'd wear them all if I could.

    My grandpa always talked about "his girls" -- the 5 from his first marriage (including my mother), 3 daughters and 2 stepdaughters from his second marriage, and his third wife had a daughter from her first marriage ... my 3 uncles (mom's 2 full brothers and 1 stepbrother) were not lost in the shuffle, but they sure deferred to overwhelming feminine influences! Of course, in such a large family, there were ever shifting alliances, but mostly some powerful memories and fun stories.

    And fenway what a treat to get these stories from the city perspective -- my folks are all farm/small town, but the essence of "the girls" certainly is familiar to me.

    "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

    by klompendanser on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 03:23:55 PM PDT

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    •  I like the hats too (7+ / 0-)

      And just the way everyone dressed. All the suits in the downtown Boston picture.

      The stories I've heard from my parents, grandparents, and those of their generation are full of subways, trolleys, buses, block parties, downtown shopping and theatre district forays, major league ballgames, getting the hell out of the city for a couple of days at a beach or lake.

      "I am not for a return to that definition of Liberty under which for many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934

      by fenway49 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 03:50:45 PM PDT

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      •  and around the Boston periphery (6+ / 0-)
        Really too bad about the condition of the photo, but to me it special. My dad, aged 18 in 1936 ... a rustic Wisconsin farmboy from a poor family visiting distant cousins in Boston--seeing the historic sites in proper attire.

        "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

        by klompendanser on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 06:19:00 PM PDT

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