Timing was everything Notice was absolutely necessary for a date in polite society.At least two or three days’ notice was required for a lady’s diary and times to collect and return your young lady were critical.The courtship experience and ideals of those who grew up before World War II were profoundly different from those of teenagers in the postwar years, and the differences created much intergenerational conflict.Beth Bailey and Ken Myers explain in the Mars Hill Audio Report, , demonstrated through the number and variety of dates a young adult could command, sometimes even on the same night.Reduce the body and mind to a parcel of chemicals and perhaps there isn’t much difference between people, but somehow in the way those chemicals have been mingled and built up, a new inimitable something has been created. Remember that color, and color alone, will give your home its individual character, and an exciting choice of colors that suit your own personality can give your living room an air of distinguished sophistication and good taste that will endure even after it’s all dingy and shabby again, which will be soon. Probably, with a little extra effort on the part of stray children, cats and other extraneous matter that drift into your home, day after tomorrow.
The collection sparked the idea for this site, then a book, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which has inspired an Off-Broadway production of the same name! Yesterday I thought about doing an Easter post, and then got distracted by the lovely D. weather and went to the National Arboretum with some friends instead. Next time I’ll quote from the following chapter, which is about “Spring Cleaning” yourself. Now is the time to fling off the yolk of convention, and let yourself go.Then I meant to do the post last night, but ended up watching the toe-tapping movie Easter Parade on TV instead. So I turned around in my office chair, plucked Figure Correction and Beauty for You, by Virginia Fallon, off my shelf, and found this instead! Fits well given my recent bathroom renovation to include a deep tub. It is an indefinable something, and allure, difficult to capture artificially. There are a million imitation film stars ~ the advertisements of the cosmetic manufacturers seem to cater specially for them ~ but there is only one YOU. A recent survey of over 1,000,000 American women conducted by the research department of a well-known University listed the following factors of feminine charm. There is no color scheme that isn’t right if you like it. Try doing a room in black and purple, with perhaps puce accent just for laughs.By the time I got around to doing this post this evening, Easter was way over and the game I was going to share with you, which involved tying strings to the ends of lilies and winding the strings around the house, with each guest following the path to find a candy Easter egg or little holiday trinkets (remember the “cobweb string game“? If you try to force yourself into some pattern, you are in danger of becoming stilted and affected. Aping the manners of some favourite film star, putting on a phoney accent, either American or British, trying to assume a suave sophistication, she grates on the nerves, becoming as awkward and tiring as a sore thumb. YOU are different from anyone else in the world, from anyone who has ever lived, and from anyone yet to come. It would be too bad to finish the whole job and then find that it was really very ordinary, so don’t be afraid to take chances. Then invite your friends in for an evening of Russian roulette.HOW HAS DATING CHANGED SINCE PRINCESS ELIZABETH FIRST “STEPPED OUT” WITH HER DASHING PHILIP?Relationship site e Harmony tells Frost Magazine about the similarities and differences between dating in the 1950s and the 2010s In less than a week’s time Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip will stand side by side as the nation celebrates her sixty year reign.