Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Saturday, September 5, 1925

Saturday, September 5, 1925
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I put in a big day but things do look nice and clean this evening. Finally got the dresser up downstairs, all the curtains up, etc. Went over all the floors around the edges with gasoline and paraffin oil. I put up my pretty little bed room lamp by my bed and it looks so nice. Washed my hair, bathed all of us and Gilbert cut my hair too short. One whole ear shows and half of other one.

(It’s unbelievable at times to think about some of the things they used in the 1920’s that we would not even consider using today, like paraffin and gasoline to clean along the edges of a wood floor. Sounds quite flammable and dangerous, to say the least.

And, I didn’t know Grandma let Gilbert cut her hair like that. Was this a cost-cutting measure? It sounds like the results were less than satisfactory. Previously she had written about going to the
hair dressers to get a marcel. Maybe she only did that for special occasions? I remember Grandma as having longer hair, which she braided and wrapped into a bun. Her hair must have been shorter when she was younger, which was more the style of the 1920’s.)

3 comments:

  1. Maybe she kept the back in the braid and just cut the part around her face short?

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  2. sis with the homestead7:09 AM, September 09, 2006

    I remember Grandma as having hair twisted up, but never a braid. I never saw her hair down.

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  3. Eleanor speaking; Mother had very fine & thin hair. It was parted down the middle and brought to the back in a small bun. Perms did some damage then, & she was very sensitive about her hair. She quit one hairdresser because thelady commented on her thin hair.

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