Casual Friday, California tuxedo-style. WIWT May 17, 2013
Spruce Girls: Modelling Wooden Swimwear
According to Popular Science, May 1930:
[Wooden bathing suits] are the latest novelty for use on the bathing beaches. Fashioned of thin spruce, they are said to be practical as costumes and also are sufficiently buoyant to encourage a timid swimmer to take a plunge. So far, none of them has warped or cracked.
Many of the photographs likely come from a 1929 advertisement featuring “Spruce Girls” on the beach modelling spruce wood veneer bathing suits to promote the products of Gray Harbor lumber industry in Washington. Furthermore, a 1932 video of the production of these costumes can be seen here. [Source]
Kansas couple married 62 years dies within hours of each other
Melvin and Doris Cornelson never dated anyone else before they were married 62 years ago. Melvin was the only man Doris ever kissed.
When Melvin, 85, died following a battle with cancer, Doris was at this side at the Kansas retirement community they lived in, Fox4KC.com reports.
“She sat with us all morning and planned some things,” Candi Sawatzky, the couple’s daughter said.
But Doris reportedly began to fade soon after.
“She went to bed at noon and never got up,” Sawatzky told Fox4KC.com.
“I think he said enough was enough and that gives her permission to go,” Randy Sawatzky, Candi’s husband said.
“They’re together. They’re happy,” Candi said.
New shoe Mondays!
Gaziano & Girling.
Damn I just pulled an all nightr’ and now I’m bored as hell with time to kill
Thank you again! I know I aced my final! You DA best!!