I have this old, approximately the 1960’s, PATONS 65 cents pamphlet with knitting patterns for Bazaar Items. Corn cob slippers, tea cozies, toilet roll covers and poodle bottle covers to name a few. I see that the same booklet can be purchased on Ebay for about four bucks now.
Not sure if anyone still has a dolly or poodle sitting on top of their toilet tank with a spare roll of toilet paper hidden underneath.
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It’s Spring Break at Grandma’s House for three of the grandkids.
I am fortunate to live in a city with so much to offer.
Carnegie Science Center Sportsworks. Keeping the grandkids entertained during their Spring Break.
Saw this Simplicity Patterns display at the local JoAnn store.
Immediate recognition of “the look” and then some nostalgia surfaces.
I took Home Economics at Morris Plains Borough School in the mid 60’s.
Mrs. Phelan was our teacher.
I remember one project being given a B instead of an A because I didn’t take care of all the loose ends of thread inside my blue and red polka dot dress.
Mortifying. I think of her when I weave in loose ends of yarn or tie knots in threads and trim them oh, so neatly.
We made an apron, a skirt, a blouse, shorts, a dress and the other half year we cooked and baked. I graduated to Vogue Patterns eventually but I think all of my early basic efforts were Simplicity.
And they were correct. a car trip was about to begin.
The only thing is they were not going to be included on the drive from Ohio to Pittsburgh.
They saw the luggage.
They felt the excitement.
The kids were putting on shoes and coats and leaving the house. With suitcases and pillows and backpacks.
It was a trick to get them out of the car so we could be on our way today.
We bought Dos by Mattel because we enjoy playing UNO. We watched a YouTube video and spoke with the other grandma, Marlene who knows how to play. We shuffled, dealt and gave it our best shot. Ugh.
One of the comments on the video was how do I get the cards back into the box?
My thoughts exactly.
Back to our tried and true UNO.