Archive for August 25th, 2010

50’s Traditions

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

A traditions is defined as the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, and information from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. Traditions are an essential part of our lives. They bring generations together.

sock hop ladiesSome traditions are old, and some are new. Some have been going strong since the 50’s. Some of these traditions include sock hops, soda fountain parties, and ice cream socials.

However, some of these traditions now go by different names. Soda fountain parties are now the same as hanging out at a fast food joint with friends; ice cream socials occur on a daily basis at places like Dairy Queen. And sock hops are now just dances.

Some more basic traditions that draw generations together are things like food, music and dancing. In fact, these are some of the strongest binding factors between generations. These specific factors are also the main ingredients of 50’s sock hops.

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Poodle Skirt How-To

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Unsure what to wear for Halloween this year? Going as a 50’s sock hop girl is simple, classic, and fun. Plus, don’t have to go out and buy the costume; you can make it yourself!

Like we said, the costume is very simple. All you really need is a scarf for your hair, a white shirt, a poodle skirt, and white shoes. Those are items that can be found in almost everyone’s closet… except for the poodle skirt. But don’t worry, like we said, you can make it yourself.

The simplest way to do this is to grab a skirt that you already have. The skirt should fit you a little higher on the waist than a normal skirt, and should hit you at about mid-calf. If it doesn’t, that’s an easy fix: just hem the skirt up a few inches, and pull the waist in a bit with a few quick stitches.

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