|Bobbie Joe was my favorite sister at the Shady Rest|
And that girl knew how to dress too!
The gals, who lived a nice quiet life with their mother and uncle at their home and hotel"The Shady Rest", represented the last of their kind. Back in the 'midst of the wild sixties, they still wore bouffant skirts and held out for marriage while young women in the rest of the country was going to H-E-Double HockeySticks in a hand basket, as a number of our elderly neighbors and relations were only too glad to explain to us.
Well it's not really hard to know the rules when you live in a town called "Hooterville".
OK, I still like the sisters. They aren't over-done or saccharine sweet. And, watching the old shows again, I find they've held up pretty well over the decades. Bobbie Joe was always my favorite of the three. She also went to college, at a time when that was still in question for a lot of young American women.
Their clothing style has held up well too. This is just one example I've caught. I've seen similar bubble edged sleeves over the past couple of years in modern times, but I'm not sure if I've seen this kind of join on the side. It certainly inspires me when I'm planning to sew a sleeve in a future blouse or jacket.
Shake out your petticoat and I'll meet you at the water tower for a quick swim, OK sister?