thanks to artist & good friend carol hausser’s eye for the fabulous, this mannikin from the closing of And Old Lace in Salem, OR. was loaned to me so that my 3 decades of mad hat collecting could be archived here. enjoy.
vote for one
the 1914 willamette university may day booklet. who will be queen?
miss pigler. nic’s grandmother is may queen. ‘a wonderful woman,’ nic says.
the queen’s maids of honor & attendants
& of course, the maidens dance around the maypole. folklorists attribute the maypole to german & austrian tradition with much folkslorist debate. a willamette university tradition in 1914.
nic says, ‘this had to be taken from the capitol building.’
& how about those traditions around seniors? here is the senior breakfast 1914. willamette university.
a letter arrives for miss mary pigler. no zip code. Ore. not OR.
a garden party may 28, 1914. 99 years ago this may 2013 young ladies are honored. cleaning the attic cleaning the closets cleaning the cedar chest cleaning my life. i began this slog of a blog with nic’s valentines to me & then a visit to the pioneer cemetery where his piglers are interred. it’s a dance around the maypole for nic & me.