So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bobby pins - Tipper brought back memories

I'm sure bobby pins had been used in these hair styles way back when.

I try to catch up on reading blogs on my subscribers list on weekends, and today I got a kick out of reading Tipper's post on "bobby pins" at the Blind Pig and the Acorn. It made me remember how important bobby pins were to hairdos of the fifties and sixties, but how important it was to never let one of them be seen in our hair . They were tools to create with but not for decoration. Read more about bobby pins and if they are coming back here.


  1. Glenda-thank you : ) I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and that it jogged your memory! Love love the photo-now you all were a cool bunch of people!

  2. Hi Tipper,
    I remember those days well, but the photos jog the memory. We danced to records on a small player. On the far right is my youngest brother and his first love.
    Dancing was the main activity in our young lives.
    I always love your posts. They often serve as prompts for my writing.

  3. I remember my mother putting bobby pins in my hair when I was growing up in the 1960's. At the time, I was reading the Bobsey twins mystery series so I called them Bobsey pins. Mother and I joked about Flossie, Freddie, Nan, and Burt being in my hair.

    Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of
    We Shall Overcome
    How to Build a Better Mousetrap:
    Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver


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