1940s, Fun, Funny, History, Humor, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Vintage

It’s My Gift In A Box

Redskin48-016Good morning! Today is my birthday, and it started off with a gift from my husband, sans chimp-hands.

I got my first birthday greeting at the crack of dawn.

Redskin48-019The mailman had scads of birthday cards for me (crossing my fingers there’s no glitter; I hate hate hate glitter!)

Redskin48-014My girls are coming over to fix me up, Sandra Dee style.

Redskin48-018A fabulous party is planned for the noon hour.

Redskin48-024Toasts will be made in my honor.

Redskin48-020In fact, the entire state will raise their hats to me.

Redskin48-021And when the sun goes down, the hub and I may throw caution to the wind and share a bottle of unpasteurized milk.

Redskin48-015We know how to party.


*All pictures are from the 1948 Oklahoma A&M College yearbook.

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New Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Circles

Cactus41-tennissinglesHow adorable is this 1941 university Singles Tennis team, three of them in their tennis whites?

And what can I say about the Deck Tennis Singles?


Lady B’s hair has aerodynamic fins like a 1957 Chrysler Plymouth. Perhaps that helped with her swing?

The Table Tennis gals seem ready for a challenge. Pleated skirts and collared shirts allowed for ultimate comfort and flexibility.

Cactus41-TableTennisCheck out the smiles on these two. Rackets are strung and ready to backhand.Cactus41-041

But what is going on with the men’s team uniform? I don’t get it. How did swooshy Great Gatsby-white-party culottes help their game? And think of the stains you could never get out! Boys are so messy. Those pleats really do add pounds.




The Unkillable Adrian Carton de Wiart

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Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart (1880 – 1963) was a British Army officer who served in the Boer War, WWI, and WWII.  He was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; survived two plane crashes; tunneled out of a prisoner-of-war camp; and bit off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them.

This man could out-roundhouse kick Chuck Norris.

So let’s backtrack. Born in 1880 to an affluent family, he initially studied law at Oxford, but raging testosterone got the better of him and he quit the university in 1899 to get his fighting on in the Second Boer War, aka the Tweede Boereoorlog. He entered the army under the false name of “Trooper Carton”, and claimed to be 25 years old.

Carton de Wiart was sent to an invalid home after sustaining wounds to the stomach and groin, enough to keep a man down for…

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