Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday Medley: Dad, Sisters, Cookies & Stockings?

Today would be our dad's 100th birthday.  He died in 1994 and not a day passes that we don't miss him.

Happy Heavenly Birthday Daddy!

For you pet lovers, I must show you Miss Ellie, my sister's gorgeous Persian Cat.

She is a very serious feline but loves to pose for the camera.

As far as National Days go, this is a really strange one.  Who wears stockings these days anyway?  But, Terri has come up with fun questions for us to answer and I hope you will join us.


National Nylon Stocking Day May 15

If you are interested in knowing more about this crazy national day, check out Terri's post


1.  Do you (men don't have to answer) ever wear stockings today?

Absolutely NOT!
2.  Terri can remember her mom wearing hose with the seam in the back.  Do you have any memories of those?

Yes, I remember my mother wearing stockings with seams and I wore them as well a few times.  I can recall how terribly difficult it was to get those seams straight on my skinny little legs, especially in the hot days of summer.  But did I ever feel grown up while wearing them.

FastDollFineVintage Vintage 1950s 50s 50's Pinup Pink Satin Nylon ...

We wore garter belt girdles back in the day to hold up our stockings.  I never needed a girdle back then, but that's what a young lady did regardless.

  During the war, when stockings were scarce, women would draw a line on their legs to simulate wearing stockings!  How far would you go to superficially fake something today?

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this question, but I have had eyeliner tattooed on to fake the real thing.  I do remember my mother telling me about drawing the line on her leg to simulate hosiery when she couldn't afford a pair.  I suppose we all do certain things to enhance what is now lacking or slacking.
3.  Women actually rioted after WWII because Dupont couldn't keep up with the demand for nylon stockings!  Is there anything today you would riot for if the supply dried up (other than basic food and water needs)?

Gasoline!  I must be able to reach my family.  And what would I do without being able to take an occasional road trip?
4.  Pantyhose were first called Panty Legs.  I'm sure we all have worn pantyhose at one time or another (again, men don't have to answer). Do you still have a pair or three in a drawer?  Do you wear them?

I have worn a pair of pantyhose only once in the past two to three years or longer.  I still have a couple pair in my lingerie drawer, but they are probably dry rotted.
5.  This is also National Chocolate Chip Day.  Perhaps chocolate is something to riot for if we ran out?  Joe's favorite cookie is chocolate chip.  What is yours?

Neiman Marcus Cookie Being broken apart
I'm not a huge cookie fan but I do like an occasional Neiman Marcus Cookie if someone offers me one.  Click HERE for the recipe and history behind the cookie.

6.  Please share something with us about your week.
We had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend in South Louisiana which you can read about on my Monday blog post HERE.

Sister Time

On Monday I had a regular every 
6-month doctor visit in Baton Rouge.  Always grateful for another good report.

Today, Tuesday Dick and I are going to see the movie "Poms."

The rest of the week will be spent with routine matters.

On Saturday, I will drive to Dallas to see our youngest granddaughter, Ava Grace, dance in her solo competition.  It's time for some daughter/granddaughter together time.

Enjoy your week!
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Poms... I want to see this one! Was the eyeliner tatooing painful? I am considering this, as it seems lately when I put mine on it irritates my eyes, which makes me sad. Have a great Wednesday!

  2. Oh my goodness! I hardly recognize your granddaughter! She looks much more grown-up than when I saw her! Wow! She is gorgeous. Now, I completely forgot about the permanent eyeliner (I refuse to call it a tattoo!) The picture of you with your sisters is lovely. I do remember in 1973 the shortage of gas and the long lines! At Christmas when we traveled back home to see family, we carried a container of gasoline in our car for the just in case! That probably wasn't very smart.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful Saturday ahead!! And I laughed at your dry rot comment. Lol. So what do you wear with dresses or skirts to church?

  4. I shirk even at the idea of dragging out those panty hose again.. I rarely wear a dress or even a skirt anymore so I get along fine with socks!!

  5. Sounds like a great weekend ahead. I wish every success to your granddaughter! Are you happy with your permanent eyeliner? I considered it but never asked anyone how it worked out for them .

  6. Nylons can dry rot? I guess I should check the pair I keep just in case. They've been waiting in the drawer for at least 5 years. Let us know how "Poms" was. It looks hilarious in the previews.

  7. I do not wear nylons either. I do not remember the last time I wore some. I am pretty sure I threw mine away last summer, but I will check this summer and get rid of them if not.
    I loved all of your pictures! Your daddy was so handsome. Happy birthday to him in heaven.
    It looks like you had fun with your sisters! Have fun going to visit Ava Grace! She is beautiful! Loved your answers! Have a great day!!!

  8. Love the photo of you and your sisters. And your father was such a handsome man!

  9. Such a beautiful cat! I wore pantyhose for the first time in a long time a couple weeks ago. So glad they're not the "in" thing right now.


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