About Me

Hello, and welcome to Living In Fifties Fashion. We are an information only blog about all things from the 1950's.

As you scan through Living In Fifties Fashion you will find my life continues to center around all things from the fifties' era.

This website will bring you a peek into a time that never lost favor with me and is now enjoying a renewed interest by many. Although I will never claim to be an authority on the fifties, I will offer insight into my early life in relation to other happenings during that time.

Studio Portrait of me as a baby around 9 months old.

I still have a copy of the bill for my delivery at the local hospital. The $22.00 total for a two night room rate, delivery room, lab and an identification bracelet is proof of my 1950's birth.  I have often wondered how my dad was able to pay the bill in full on a gas station attendant's wages.

Except for a couple of short stays in Oklahoma, Mama and Daddy raised me and my younger brother and sister in a small southern town near our grandparent's farm. Daddy had eight brothers and sisters so there were cousins galore to play with. While I may not have always been happy, all I remember is happiness.

My love for fashion was gained from my seamstress grandmother who lived in what I considered the big city of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Initially only concerned with what Betsy McCall was wearing, I soon began to scan (not electronically at that time) fashion magazines, movie magazines, and pattern books for all the latest trends and styles. This fascination with fifties' fashion continues today.

Before retirement I was a registered nurse in the home health field and while that is not pertinent to the website, it leads me to a little story about Rita Hayworth. I once had a sweet gentleman patient who noted the name Rita on my identification badge. "Do you know there was a Saint Rita?" he asked. When I replied I was named after Rita Hayworth, his very serious reply was, "I don't think she was a saint."

My husband and I met and married in the same small community we were raised and continue to live in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley area. Our two children live close by and we see our four grandchildren often.

Life is good.

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