Last Bliss in July

On Friday I like to connect with Liv Lane’s Little Bliss list so here’s mine for the week.

1. Tis blissful to think about the past. I couldn’t resist taking this photo of past designs. The poodle makes me think of the poodle skirts back in the 50s – although I never owned one but I did wear my hair in a pony tail. The swinger with the red beads and hat – that is how I felt in the 60’s although I never owned a red hat. I always wanted a fancy hat but no one wore them here. They were a luxury item and we were poor. They did wear them in New York and San Francisco but I lived hundreds of miles from those places.

I can just see myself in a black chemise with long white pearls and white gloves that came above the elbows and black pointy-toed heels. I wore heels everywhere except with pants (trousers for the Brits). Back in the 60s, there were dressing rules.  With short sleeves, you wore long gloves; with long sleeves, you wore little kid gloves. Your shoes should match your dress – never wear red heels with a black dress.

2. Tis blissful to see our American Flag but this last week, it flew half mast for those killed in a movie theatre in Colorado. No breeze that day to make the flag flow – God knew that we as American’s were hurting. My Canadian cousin thinks that the American Dream is dead and we are falling apart in our country.  In some respects that seems true but I don’t think the American Dream is dead. I think we can come out of this era with changes to make our country better and our heal wounds.

3. Tis blissful to see such beautiful white fluffy clouds in the sky. Mother nature at her best – we have the good with the bad otherwise we would never appreciate the good.

4. Tis blissful to enjoy a day with a friend. On the 24th I had lunch out with my friend Shirley who recently had neck surgery. She is still unable to drive so I picked her up and off we went. After our lunch, I drove up American Fork Canyon into the tops of the rockies. We are blessed that the fire did not go in that direction and burn down the abundance of trees that grow there.


7 thoughts on “Last Bliss in July

  1. laurie

    what a beautiful day you spent with your friend, the photo of past styles is a hoot, I remember some of those!! I only dreamed of some of them, some I wore,

  2. Jane and Chris

    I love hats and wear one at every opportunity as I grew up wearing hats in the UK.My favourite outfit is the polka dot dress…and it has such a beautiful hat!Jane x

  3. Cranberry Morning

    That first photo, especially, is so much fun! Is it a pattern cover? A couple years ago I threw out a lot of patterns from the 70s. Now I wish I had them and could at least take photos of the covers.Sounds like a nice time with your friend. And nice for her to have a friend like you who will drive when she cannot.Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Janet

    Ruth, I found your blog thru Liv Lane's blog hop. You have beautiful photos & such an interesting name for your blog. Is there a story behind Dian's Timpanalley?

  5. NanaDiana

    This is a blissful post. I was a child of the 60's, too. Remember how everyone looked at Liz Taylor and all her beautiful outfits…and, especially, Jackie Kennedy…now THERE was a lady. It was fun to see the times through your eyes.God bless you friend and I hope she heals quickly- xo Diana


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