Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Mama's Singer Sewing Machine and Hoosier Cabinet

year_born: 1942

memory_description: I learned to sew on my Mama's Singer Sewing Machine. The first item I made was a half slip.

Also, in our kitchen was a Hoosier Cabinet --I learned to mix up cake batter and fudge and made my coconut cake from scratch--I have the old Hoosie Cabinet now in my country kitchen and I still can remember when I did all the things with them.

location memory occured: Small town

state_lived_in: Danville, Va.

Laundry Soap Silver Leaf Glass Giveaways

year_born: 1945

memory_description: I was married in the early 60's and my sister in-law and I used to collect the silver leaf glasses out of laundry soap. These were given as a premium. I still have them to this day. Amazed at what they sell for today.

state_lived_in: Washington

Polyester Memories - Caftans and Bell Bottoms

year_born: 1957

memory_description: Hi Gran,

I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the caftan and bell-bottom patterns while looking at your site! My Mom made about a dozen of those caftans in all the LOUD polyester fabric(if you want to call it), when I was in highschool. She even made some for the other ladies in the family. Christmas was like an acid trip! Way too much color early Christmas morning!!Thanks so much for the memory, and making me feel really old, knowing I made bell-bottoms for myself. But I NEVER wore one of those crazy caftans! Well, never say never, I guess it could happen. But please God, NO!

state_lived_in: Fort Worth, Texas