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Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the '50s and '60s - Julie Sanvidge Florence, Jean Sanvidge Wouters, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Susan Sanvidge
Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the '50s and '60s
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“In the fifties, sleek Mixmasters were replacing rusty eggbeaters, and new pressure-cookers blew their tops in kitchens all over town. There were kids everywhere, and new ‘ranch-style’ houses filled vacant lots. . . . Turquoise Studebakers and dusty-rose Chevy BelAirs with flamboyant fins and... show more
“In the fifties, sleek Mixmasters were replacing rusty eggbeaters, and new pressure-cookers blew their tops in kitchens all over town. There were kids everywhere, and new ‘ranch-style’ houses filled vacant lots. . . . Turquoise Studebakers and dusty-rose Chevy BelAirs with flamboyant fins and lots of chrome replaced dark pre-war cars. Cameras took color snapshots instead of black-and-white. We wore red canvas tennis shoes and lemon yellow shorts, and bright blue popsicles melted down our chins.” —from the IntroductionIn Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins, the four Sanvidge sisters, whose birthdates span the Baby Boomer period, present a lively chronicle of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a small midwestern town. Each sister writes about the facets of her childhood she remembers best, and their lighthearted stories are illustrated with period photos. Sprinkled with mentions of pedal pushers, home permanents, and “two-tone” cars; early TV shows and the first rock and roll; hula hoops, Tiny Tears, and Mr. Potato Head (played with a real potato); and memories of their grandparents who lived nearby, Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins also features “how-tos” for re-creating the fads, foods, crafts, and games the Sanvidge sisters recall in their stories.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780870204463 (0870204467)
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
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I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Member Giveaways. I am a 90’s child who loves learning about the past, so this book was right up my alley. I loved learning about the sister’s quaint childhood and the added crafts, recipes, etc. gave the book a very nostalgic feel. I also loved...
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