Another picture of the old days in Searcy, White County Arkansas. I really love this one. The ladies all have on hats and are dresssed just as alike as the girls dress today. I can assure you everyone had on some sort of hose. And they had on sensible shoes, no needle pointed spikes that would ruin their feet before they got old. (Well, maybe some were already old in this picture.)
Skirts would have all been the same length. I can remember my mother wondering what skirt length would be in fashion that year. The experts dictated and the ladies followed their orders. No pants were worn by the ladies.
Here's what my friend Don says about the picture. He let me borrow it for this blog.
Searcy Garden Club Breakfast & Hat Show. This fashionable gathering took place in Spring Park in the mid 40s..
Shown are (left to right): Seated on the front row - Mrs. S.J. Allbright, Mrs. Pyatt, Mrs. Hal Minnis, Mrs. Jim Wiseman, Mrs. J.H. Deener, Mrs. Hays,
Mrs. J.T. Cone; Back row - Mrs. Leon Head, (minister's wife), Mrs. W.H. Shaefer, Mrs. H.M. Thompson, Mrs. A.H. Royston, Mrs. Harrah Fisher,
Mrs. May Branch, unidentified, Mrs. C. Norman Guice and Mrs. A.J. Neel. The girl seated in front is unidentified.
Being identified by the husband's name carried on over until at least the late 60's and 70's. I can remember having my own picture in the paper and I was not Barbara Duncan....I was Mrs. Rodger Duncan. I even donated money once to my university and the check was in my name and said nothing about the spouse. Evidently they had to do a little research to find out that I was actually Mrs. Rodger Duncan so they gave Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Duncan credit for the donation!!
All you ActiveRain ladies, aren't you glad we have our own identities now!!! Lots of things have changed for the better!!