Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Days - Tube Tops in 1953


I didn't know they had tube tops in the fifties! Pictured here are my mother-in-law, Phyllis, (right), her older sister, Bernice. I am not positive of the identity of the man looking in the truck. He was either their father or grandfather. I do like the truck!













A family picnic with another sister (Bev?) and sister-in-law, Claire.


Phyllis and Bernice laughing it up for the Holidays!

Thanks for visiting! Dig up some Sinatra and Have One More for the Road!

13 comments:

willow said...

Gosh, those 50s Christmas trees do conjure up a lot of memories. Fab pics. I didn't know there were tube tops back then, either!

Nancy said...

What positively fun photographs! They all look like they are enjoying themselves quite a lot.

Nana Jo said...

I have a picture of my mother in the early '50's wearing those exact same very strappy sandals, but convent girls didn't wear tube tops in those days. In the second photo, I love the way the little boy on the right is peering into the picnic bag.

Martin H. said...

Phyllis and Bernice certainly are a glamourous and fun-loving pair. Partying around the Christmas tree is such a happy shot.

Alan Burnett said...

Sinatra's singing and I am enjoying the photos. Another great post.

L. D. Burgus said...

Yes, it is the 50's. I like the truck too. They look like they all know how to have a good time.

neetzy said...

Willow,
Good times. Good times! I thought tube tops were invented in the 70's.

Nancy, Those were the good old days!

Nana Jo, I do love those strappy sandals! These ladies were mommies! I think the little boy might be my brother-in-law! He was born in 1949!

Martin! Good times. Good memories! Relationships depreciated after that. You have to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative!

dive said...

Looking at these, Neetzy, I think I was born in the wrong decade. What fun they had!

neetzy said...

Dive,
When I was in high school I used to look at my parents' high school yearbooks and think they looked dorky. Now I realize how stylish they were!

Christine H. said...

These are such great pictures. These ladies look like a lot of fun, and I love their shoes. I also didn't know there were tube tops in the '50s though.

neetzy said...

Thanks Christine!

I promise I did not edit these with Photoshop! The second photo was darkened a little. The others should have been, but I didn't have the time!

Poetikat said...

I love the middle shot - would make a great ad for whatever was in those bottles. They are really joyful photos. Sorry I missed them last week.

Kat

neetzy said...

Kat,

I have no idea what was in the bottles! Phyllis was not a drinker. She certainly did not like beer! (I fortunately never had that problem).