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Monday, June 25, 2012

SEWING CIRCLES


Women regularly met to help each other in ways other than mending and sewing.  They shared recipes, tips on managing a household and discussed issues related to their family.  These women were waiting outside while their husbands attended a political meeting.

Monday, June 18, 2012

COKE PARTIES


Teenagers had coke parties in their homes where we danced or just listened to the music - everyone brought their favorite 45s.  I especially liked "Going Out With The Tide" and "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" sung by Jivin Gene and the Jokers from Port Arthur, TX.

Monday, June 11, 2012

PRIVATE CLUB HOUSE


Daddy brought home empty shipping cartons that were used for pianos.  They were large, sturdy and reinforced with wood - perfect to design and paint a "girls only" club house. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

ALEXANDRIA MUSEUM OF ART - Feature Exhibit

IN THE MIDDLE (Google Eyes) is the collage featured on the museum web-site.  I recently sent 100 Gumbo Girl collages to the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana, for an exhibition June 15 - July 21.   The collages are all hung from clip boards. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

PRINCE CHARMING?




Storybooks proclaimed Prince Charming would arrive some day to sweep me off my feet.  I wondered when, who, and how this would be accomplished...