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What Does Memorial Day Mean To You!
Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May. Americans all over the country honor fallen service members with parades, barbecues and commemorative services. Though Memorial Day was made an official federal holiday in 1971, its roots trace all the way back to the Civil War, when Northerners and Southerners alike were looking for a way to publicly mourn their fallen. Most observances were concentrated in the South, where the most Civil War graves were located. Over 25 cities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. For example, Macon, Georgia, claims it began there in 1866, while Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, maintains it began there in 1864. One story maintains that, in late April of 1866, a group of Mississippi women went to decorate the graves of soldiers who had died in the Battle of Shiloh. When they arrived, they found the Confederate graves well cared for, in stark contrast to the nearby graves of Union soldiers, which were bare and unkempt. Saddened, the women placed their flowers on the Union graves, too. On May 5, 1868, just three years after the Civil War, a group of Union veterans known as the Grand Army of the Republic declared May 30th to be Decoration Day. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan gave the order for his posts to decorate graves “with the choicest flowers of springtime.” “Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic,” he wrote. The first major organized Decoration Day observation occurred that year on May 30th at Arlington National Cemetery. Ulysses S. Grant presided over the ceremony. After the speeches, children from local orphanages walked through the cemetery with members of the Grand Army of the Republic, placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. Today, several states continue to observe Confederate Memorial Day, in which they honor only Southern soldiers who died during the Civil War. These states are North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia. Confederate Memorial Day, also known as Confederate Heroes Day (in Texas) and Confederate Decoration Day (Tennessee), is celebrated in conjunction with the national holiday. Today, most Southern states, including Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia, no longer include it as an official holiday where government offices close, but there are a few that still do. In South Carolina, for example, eight of its 46 counties gave their government workers paid leave on May 10.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2022 will occur on Monday, May 30. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed African Americans At the close of the Civil War, people recently freed from enslavement in Charleston honored fallen Union soldiers. DAVE ROOSUPDATED:MAY 10, 2021ORIGINAL:MAY 24, 2019 Memorial Day was born out of necessity. After the American Civil War, a battered United States was faced with the task of burying and honoring the 600,000 to 800,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who had died in the single bloodiest military conflict in American history. The first national commemoration of Memorial Day was held in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, where both Union and Confederate soldiers are buried. Several towns and cities across America claim to have observed their own earlier versions of Memorial Day or “Decoration Day” as early as 1866. (The earlier name is derived from the fact that decorating graves was and remains a central activity of Memorial Day.) But it wasn’t until a remarkable discovery in a dusty Harvard University archive the late 1990s that historians learned about a Memorial Day commemoration organized by a group of Black people freed from enslavement less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. Back in 1996, David Blight, a professor of American History at Yale University, was researching a book on the Civil War when he had one of those once-in-a-career eureka moments. A curator at Harvard’s Houghton Library asked if he wanted to look through two boxes of unsorted material from Union veterans. “There was a file labeled ‘First Decoration Day,’” remembers Blight, still amazed at his good fortune. “And inside on a piece of cardboard was a narrative handwritten by an old veteran, plus a date referencing an article in The New York Tribune. That narrative told the essence of the story that I ended up telling in my book, of this march on the race track in 1865.” The clubhouse at the Charleston racetrack where the 1865 Memorial Day events took place. The clubhouse at the Charleston racetrack where the 1865 Memorial Day events took place. Library of Congress The race track in question was the Washington Race Course and Jockey Club in Charleston, South Carolina. In the late stages of the Civil War, the Confederate army transformed the formerly posh country club into a makeshift prison for Union captives. More than 260 Union soldiers died from disease and exposure while being held in the race track’s open-air infield. Their bodies were hastily buried in a mass grave behind the grandstands. READ MORE: 8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day When Charleston fell and Confederate troops evacuated the badly damaged city, those freed from enslavement remained. One of the first things those emancipated men and women did was to give the fallen Union prisoners a proper burial. They exhumed the mass grave and reinterred the bodies in a new cemetery with a tall whitewashed fence inscribed with the words: “Martyrs of the Race Course.” And then on May 1, 1865, something even more extraordinary happened. According to two reports that Blight found in The New York Tribune and The Charleston Courier, a crowd of 10,000 people, mostly freed slaves with some white missionaries, staged a parade around the race track. Three thousand Black schoolchildren carried bouquets of flowers and sang “John Brown’s Body.” Members of the famed 54th Massachusetts and other Black Union regiments were in attendance and performed double-time marches. Black ministers recited verses from the Bible. 54th Massachusetts Infantry The Battle of Fort Wagner on Morris Island was the Union attack on July 18, 1863, led by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The infantry was one of the first major American military units made up of Black soldiers. Buyenlarge/Getty Images If the news reports are accurate, the 1865 gathering at the Charleston race track would be the earliest Memorial Day commemoration on record. Blight excitedly called the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston, looking for more information on the historic event. “‘I’ve never heard of it,’ they told me,” says Blight. “‘This never happened.’” But it was clear from the newspaper reports that a Memorial Day observance was organized by freed slaves in Charleston at least a year before other U.S. cities and three years before the first national observance. How had been lost to history for over a century? “This was a story that had really been suppressed both in the local memory and certainly the national memory,” says Blight. “But nobody who had witnessed it could ever have forgotten it.” Scroll to Continue Recommended for you Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921: The Aerial Assault What Role Did Airplanes Play in the Tulsa Race Massacre? contrabands_at_headquarters_of_general_lafayette_by_mathew_brady-2 5 Myths About Slavery Was There a Real Moby Dick? Was There a Real Moby Dick? READ MORE: Wreckage of the Last US Slave Ship Is Finally Identified in Alabama Blight kept digging for more information, but the only other mention he found of the race track event was in a 1916 correspondence sent from a women’s Civil War historical society in New Orleans to its sister chapter in Charleston, asking about a big parade of freed slaves on a horse track at the end of the war. “I regret that I was unable to gather any official information in answer to this,” wrote the Charleston society’s president. “That’s such a telling statement,” says Blight. “The woman who wrote that letter may not have known about it, but the fact that she didn’t tells the story.” A sketch of the Union Soldiers cemetery, reading the "Martyrs of the Race course," in Charleston, South Carolina. A sketch of the Union Soldiers cemetery, reading the "Martyrs of the Race course," in Charleston, South Carolina. Library of Congress Once the war was over and Charleston was rebuilt in the 1880s, the city’s white residents likely had little interest in remembering an event held by former enslaved people to celebrate the Union dead. “That didn’t fit their version of what the war was all about,” says Blight. In time, the old horse track and country club were torn down, and thanks to a gift from a wealthy Northern patron, the Union soldiers' graves were moved from the humble white-fenced graveyard in Charleston to the Beaufort National Cemetery. By the time Blight was rummaging through the Harvard archives in 1996, the story of the first Memorial Day had been entirely forgotten. Or perhaps not entirely.
Just after Memorial Day that year, a white mob destroyed 35 city blocks of the Greenwood District, a community in Tulsa, Oklahoma known as the “Black Wall Street.” Prompted by an allegation that a Black man had sexually assaulted a white woman, the Tulsa massacre resulted in between 100 and 300 deaths, the decimation of more than 1,200 homes and the burning of churches, schools, businesses, a hospital and library, according to a 2001 Tulsa Race Riot Commission report, the most comprehensive review of the massacre. For its part, the Red Cross reported that the attack left more than 10,000 Tulsa residents homeless. Calculated in today’s dollars, property damage would be assessed in the tens of millions of dollars.
Are Confederate soldiers honored on Memorial Day? Today, several states continue to observe Confederate Memorial Day, in which they honor only Southern soldiers who died during the Civil War. These states are North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.
Father's Day is Everyday
The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972—58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official—that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father’s Day 2022 will occur on Sunday, June 19. Mother’s Day: Inspiration for Father’s Day The “Mother’s Day” we celebrate today has its origins in the peace-and-reconciliation campaigns of the post-Civil War era. During the 1860s, at the urging of activist Ann Reeves Jarvis, one divided West Virginia town celebrated “Mother’s Work Days” that brought together the mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers. Did you know? There are more than 70 million fathers in the United States. However, Mother’s Day did not become a commercial holiday until 1908, when–inspired by Jarvis’s daughter, Anna Jarvis, who wanted to honor her own mother by making Mother’s Day a national holiday–the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia sponsored a service dedicated to mothers in its auditorium. Thanks in large part to this association with retailers, who saw great potential for profit in the holiday, Mother’s Day caught on right away. In 1909, 45 states observed the day, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson approved a resolution that made the second Sunday in May a holiday in honor of “that tender, gentle army, the mothers of America.”
Origins of Father’s Day The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday. The next year, a Spokane, Washington, woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on June 19, 1910.
Slowly, the holiday spread. In 1916, President Wilson honored the day by using telegraph signals to unfurl a flag in Spokane when he pressed a button in Washington, D.C. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day. Today, the day honoring fathers is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June: Father’s Day 2021 occurs on June 20. In other countries–especially in Europe and Latin America–fathers are honored on St. Joseph’s Day, a traditional Catholic holiday that falls on March 19.
Father’s Day: Controversy and Commercialism Many men, however, continued to disdain the day. As one historian writes, they “scoffed at the holiday’s sentimental attempts to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial gimmick to sell more products–often paid for by the father himself.” During the 1920s and 1930s, a movement arose to scrap Mother’s Day and Father’s Day altogether in favor of a single holiday, Parents’ Day. Every year on Mother’s Day, pro-Parents’ Day groups rallied in New York City’s Central Park–a public reminder, said Parents’ Day activist and radio performer Robert Spere, “that both parents should be loved and respected together.” Paradoxically, however, the Great Depression derailed this effort to combine and de-commercialize the holidays. Struggling retailers and advertisers redoubled their efforts to make Father’s Day a “second Christmas” for men, promoting goods such as neckties, hats, socks, pipes and tobacco, golf clubs and other sporting goods, and greeting cards. When World War II began, advertisers began to argue that celebrating Father’s Day was a way to honor American troops and support the war effort. By the end of the war, Father’s Day may not have been a federal holiday, but it was a national institution. In 1972, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday at last. Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.
It was patriarchal, so they felt that a special day to exalt fatherhood was a rather silly idea, when it was mothers who were underappreciated. According to Lawrence R. Samuel, the author of American Fatherhood: A Cultural History, men had a different role in the family during the first half of that century.
She proposed June 5, her father’s birthday, but the ministers chose the third Sunday in June so that they would have more time after Mother’s Day (the second Sunday in May) to prepare their sermons. Thus, on June 19, 1910, the first Father’s Day events commenced: In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, was inspired by Anna Jarvis and the idea of Mother’s Day. Her father, William Jackson Smart, a farmer and Civil War veteran, was also a single parent who raised Sonora and her five brothers by himself, after his wife Ellen died giving birth to their youngest child in 1898. While attending a Mother’s Day church service in 1909, Sonora, then 27 years old, came up with the idea. Within a few months, Sonora had convinced the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA to set aside a Sunday in June to celebrate fathers. Sonora delivered presents to handicapped fathers, boys from the YMCA decorated their lapels with fresh-cut roses (red for living fathers, white for the deceased), and the city’s ministers devoted their homilies to fatherhood.
It took more than 60 years from the birth of the idea to Father’s Day actually being recognized as a federal holiday, and a lot happened to threaten the parent-celebrating holidays during that time. In the 1920s and 1930s, there was a national movement to get rid of both Mother’s and Father’s Day and replace them with one “Parent’s Day.” Beyond that, some men didn’t even want a Father’s Day to begin with. They saw it as a “Hallmark holiday,” invented for the sole purpose of a commercial gimmick, and as many fathers were the sole breadwinners at the time, they didn’t particularly want their hard-earned cash spent on flowers and chocolates. The Great Depression and World War II, however, helped boost the idea of Father’s Day. Struggling retailers pushed the gift-giving holiday during the Depression, and during the war, Father’s Day became a way to honor the many fathers serving overseas. By the time President Nixon signed the proclamation making Father’s Day a holiday, it was already a national institution.
Father’s Day Around The World Other countries also picked up on the idea of Father’s Day. While many followed suit by celebrating it on the third Sunday in June, some decided to honor dad on different dates. So, to make sure you know when to pay your respects to dear old dad wherever you may be, here’s a list of the dates Father’s Day is celebrated across the world. March 14– Iran March 19– Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Lichtenstein, Portugal, Spain May 8– South Korea First Sunday in June– Lithuania Second Sunday in June– Austria, Ecuador, Belgium Third Sunday in June– Antigua, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zimbabwe June 17– El Salvador, Guatemala June 23– Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda Second Sunday in July– Uruguay Last Sunday in July– Dominican Republic Second Sunday in August– Brazil August 8– Taiwan, China August 24– Argentina First Sunday in September– Australia, New Zealand New Moon of September– Nepal First Sunday in October– Luxembourg Second Sunday in November– Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden December 5– Thailand This Father’s Day, don’t just buy your Pops a crappy “World’s Best Dad” mug. Write him a card expressing some of the things you love and admire about him. Nothing mushy. Just tell him that you’re glad to be his child.
Father’s Day actually has roots going back to the early Middle ages, just after the fall of the Roman Empire in Europe. Churches celebrated a version. But, it took until the 1970s for it to become a nationally recognized holiday in the United States. Here is the story of Father’s Day. Listen and Subscribe: YouTube | iTunes | Google | Spotify Father’s Day hasn’t been celebrated in America for as long as Mother’s Day has, but it is no less important to us now. Indeed, it has become a treasured American holiday. However, Father’s Day is not only an American holiday. Its roots go back much longer than you might imagine. While it took until the Nixon administration for Father’s Day to become an accepted holiday in the United States, its foundations are in the Middle Ages. Here is what you need to know about the history of Father’s Day. A primitive, early version of Father’s Day was being celebrated in the Catholic nations of Europe since medieval times. It was called Saint Joseph’s Day and was celebrated each year on March 19. It commemorated Joseph, the husband of Mary, and how he raised Jesus as his own. Joseph was held up to be the ideal example of earthly fatherhood. Other fathers were to reflect on his example and emulate it with all children under their care, biological or otherwise. The Orthodox Christian church in the eastern part of Europe designated the second Sunday before the Nativity as the Sunday of the Forefathers. This holiday celebrated Jesus’s male ancestors, going all the way back to Adam, but with a particular emphasis on Abraham, who was the patriarch of the Jewish faith (and, by extension, the Christian church). God said to Abraham, “In thy seed shall all of the nations of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3, 22:18). This holiday celebrates all of the fathers of the Bible in Jesus’s earthly family line, and also shows the contemporary fathers how they should be. The official celebration of St. Joseph’s Day goes back to at least 1508 in the Catholic nations of Europe. Celebrating fatherhood of all kinds on St. Joseph’s Day (which was an unofficial holiday for a few centuries before being made a legitimate religious holiday) was being encouraged by Catholic church leaders going back to the late 1300s or early 1400s. The Franciscans are understood to be the first supporters of this kind of celebration. The celebration was brought to North America, Central America, and South America by Portuguese and Spanish explorers and settlers. Of course, the Catholic church does not have a monopoly on celebrating fatherhood. The earlier Coptic Orthodox church was celebrating fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day on July 20 each year as far back as the 400 A.D.s. There is an International Men’s Day that many countries around the world celebrate on November 19 each year. This holiday celebrates all men and boys, including fathers. So, even in countries without an official Father’s Day, there is an informal one with this internationally celebrated holiday. The Roman Catholic church still celebrates their Father’s Day on St. Joseph’s Day today, and they sometimes include their spiritual father, usually their parish priest, in the celebration. This depends on each individual church, but it is a common practice. While Father’s Day seems to have been celebrated in Europe for centuries, its acceptance in the United States was not as easy as one might have imagined. Outside of people in the Catholic church, there was no official Father’s Day celebrated in the United States until the early twentieth century. The first Father’s Day celebration in the United States was celebrated in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908, at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, which is now called the Central United Methodist Church. The celebration was initiated by a woman named Grace Golden Clayton, who was mourning the loss of her father in a December 1907 mining accident. In fact, 361 men, 250 of whom were fathers, were killed in that accident, which left thousands of children without fathers in the area. Grace suggested the Father’s Day celebration to her pastor at the church to honor all the fathers lost in that accident, and he agreed to do it. Methodist Episcopal Church Grace’s celebration was not celebrated outside of Fairmont. In fact, the sermon preached at the celebration was not even published, which was unusual for the time. Grace was also a quiet woman who did not promote another Father’s Day or talk to other people about it. It seems like one celebration was enough for her. Other attempts at establishing a national Father’s Day were made around the country over the next several days, usually by women wishing to honor their own fathers, but they were soundly turned down. The number of people suggesting a national Father’s Day over the next few years led to many different people claiming that Father’s Day in the United States was their idea. The acceptance of Father’s Day in the United Stated finally happened in 1910, when a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honor her father, a Civil War veteran named William Jackson Smart, who had raised six children on his own after the loss of his wife. Sonora lived in Spokane, Washington, and convinced the pastor of her Presbyterian Church to give a Father’s Day sermon. She wanted it to be on June 5, which was her father’s birthday, but her pastor did not have enough time to prepare a sermon. Instead, it was celebrated on June 19, 1910, which was the third Sunday in June. Other pastors around the city also got on board with the idea, and Father’s Day was celebrated citywide in Spokane that year. The celebration faded into obscurity in the 1920s while Sonora was away studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. However, she brought it back to town in the 1930s and began working to raise awareness of Father’s Day nationwide. She got manufacturers of things like ties, pipes, mugs, and other traditional gifts for fathers on board to help her promote it, as this would economically benefit them. The holiday began being celebrated in many places nationwide by 1938, but it was resisted by Americans for a long time because they viewed it as merely a commercial scheme to reproduce the success of the previously established Mother’s Day. Men’s retailers continued to promote the holiday, with the help of the newly established Father’s Day Council in New York, and they even incorporated some of the ridicule of the holiday into their advertisements. Attempts to make Father’s Day a nationally recognized holiday continued for decades, but Congress did not like the commercial connotations of it. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge tried, without success, to establish a national Father’s Day holiday. Eventually, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first official Father’s Day proclamation in the United States, making it the third Sunday in June. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a bill into law finally making Father’s Day a nationally recognized holiday.
Mother's Day is Everyday
When did mother's day originate?
The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar.
What is the origin of Mothers Day? The Origin of Mother’s Day: 5 Surprising Facts About the Holiday Mother’s Day officially began as a tribute to one woman. Anna Reeves Jarvis is most often credited with founding Mother’s Day. But before that, Mother’s Day started as an anti-war movement. ... Mother’s Day is a $25 billion commercial holiday. ... Jarvis died regretting her idea for this very reason. ... The white carnation is the official Mother’s Day flower. ...
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
PRE 1920S CANDY Pre 1920s Candy focuses on a time period that was filled with vintage movies, glorious fashion, and great art. Through the Pre 1920's time period candy was a special treat that featured items such as Beemans Gum, Candy Drops, Cherry Mash, Nut Goodie, Rock Candy and more.
1920S CANDY Here’s to the Jazz age! In the 1920s, we had plenty to celebrate. The war was over, families were reunited, and Wall Street was set to boom. The country was marked by unprecedented growth and all the glitz and glamor that comes with it – elegant parties, excess, and indulgence were the order of the day – at least where our candies were concerned! (But you still couldn’t get a drink!) Many of us may have heard these stories from our parents or grandparents, sitting on their knee as they handed us pieces of tangy Kits Taffy and regaled us with stories of the Gatsby era. We may not remember what it was like to live through the roarin’ ’20s, but we certainly remember the sweet tones of the first bite of that Bit-O-Honey after supper or getting our fingers sticky with the now-iconic Charleston Chews. True, we couldn’t watch TV just yet – but that didn’t stop us from indulging in other ways, from hiding pieces of our Abba Zaba in our school coats or showing up at the breakfast table with a pair of wax lips.
1930S CANDY Although times were tough for Americans living through the Great Depression, we found reasons to stay hopeful in the 1930s. Building off the momentum of the roaring ’20s, the ’30s saw a surge of wild music across blues, jazz, and swing. It was an era of finding the positive during tough times; of mid-calf skirts and bolero jackets. But no matter how lean things got, we could always look forward to a trip to the store where we might get to fill our pockets with Life Savers (or for the more daring, Red Hots) as a once-in-a-while treat. Of course, with the 1930s being known as the Golden Age of Hollywood, we were introduced to famous faces that would make an indelible mark on history—Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, and Bela Lugosi all rose to fame. And while we couldn’t go to the movies as often as we can today, we were introduced to many of the same treats that we enjoy in theaters even today. Nonpareils, chewy Caramel Cubes, and Chunky chocolate bars were the must-have sweets for kids of all ages. And even though the 1930s are long gone, we can still look back fondly on the sweeter side of this uniquely American decade.
1940S CANDY Break out your Slinkies and Tupperware, because we’re heading to the 1940s! As we all know, the ’40s were a period of great change across the world—and not just because the first Junior Mints hit the store. The Second World War was in full swing, food and resources were rationed, and modern American icons like Johnny Carson and Mel Brooks were sent off to battle. Times were certainly tough for all of us—and sadly, candy was much more of a luxury than it is today. Of course, most kids could still be found with sweet Jolly Rancher wrappers in their pockets (with the Jolly Rancher itself either long-since devoured or stuck in their hair), and teachers across the country had long since resigned themselves to seeing Bazooka Bubble Gum stuck under school desks until further notice. It was a different time when Candy Cigarettes were a still hot item, even coming in two flavors: regular and chocolate! And though many of us remember the 1940’s as an era marked by conflict, nothing can take away those good moments stuck in our minds; the warm summer days spent scheming to swap our dads’ smoking pipes with Licorice and debating the flavors of sugary Smarties. It was a period of change for everyone—and all of it deserves to be remembered.
1950S CANDY You've just crossed over into, the 1950’s. A time when space became the new frontier, TV showed us the world, music gave birth to rock n’ roll and Pez got ahead with its new dispensers. As GI’s returned home and started families, the economy began to grow with innovation. This opened the doors for many new items on the market, especially in toys. Mood Ring anyone? If you grew up in this time you might remember watching Bonanza while snacking on Chocolate Gold Coins. Or making your mother mad by being late to dinner because you had to wave goodnight to Lassie. Girls wore dresses that matched their mother’s when they went to the grocery store. If you were good you might have been able to get a Charleston Chew or a couple of Cherry Slices. Teens took over with their new, edgier attitude and sexier clothing, like leather jackets and silhouetted dresses. You tried to be as cool as your older brother, with your own pack of Candy Cigarettes but it was hard to be that cool. Though, one time you did eat an entire Atomic Fireball without tearing up which was pretty impressive.
1960S CANDY Welcome to the decade of peace, love, and Swedish Fish. In the 1960’s, we said goodbye to two great men who were taken from us too soon, we took a giant leap, were stuck on an island with Gilligan, and got inked thanks to Fruit Striped gum. It seemed like everyone was glued to the TV as history colorfully unfolded in our living rooms. You pretended to be an astronaut exploring the planets while enjoying the space themed Astro Pop. Nothing said summer like the glistening chrome of a new Schwinn Stingray and a bike ride around the neighborhood. You knew you and your best friend were meant to be because they ate all the Starburst flavors you didn’t like. Eventually, you both discovered the art of getting the maximum amount of Pixy Stick dust out of its paper container. You’ll never forget what your first Barbie doll was wearing when you got her. Or when your brother attacked her with his G.I Joe. Young adults took on the hippie lifestyle as they preached a world of love and shocked the nation with their antics at Woodstock.
1970S CANDY Start playing your Donna Summer records because we are reliving the disco decade. In the 1970’s, we said “Hello” to Charlie, Rock progressed into a new generation, and we went with Willy Wonka on a trip we’ll never forget. With advancements in technology, we saw more and more tech in our houses, like the electric clock and eventually the computer. Growing up in the 1970’s meant you remember grabbing your favorite theater candy, like a bag of Jelly Belly, and seeing the very first Star Wars in a theater or drive in. You always hoped you had the funniest joke on your wrapper of Laffy Taffy. Or that one day you could dance like John Travolta. Every year you asked for a waterbed but your parents were worried you’d break it. One time, you swore you made a double bubble while chewing Bubble Yum. You were extra good in December in hopes that Santa brought you an Atari 400. But your favorite memory might be, how good you looked in your orange, knitted flare pants. Your wardrobe might have stayed with the decade but thankfully Blow Pops are here to stay.
1980S CANDY Put on your Walkman headphones and pad your shoulders, because you are strutting through the 1980’s. A time when Germany became one, cable networks popped up as people demanded their MTV, the world discovered the art that is the Cosby Sweater, and we tasted the rainbow with Skittles. The nature of quick communication was forever changed with Motorola’s release of the first cellular phone to work on a large American network, weighing in at a whopping 2.5 pounds! Maybe you remember watching Cal Ripken Jr. knock away one of his 431 homeruns with a cheek full of Big League Chew. Or when you spent most of your allowance trying to beat the top score on Pac Man. But of course you made sure you still had enough change left to buy an Airhead. You learned how to Walk Like an Egyptian from The Bangles and the dance of the undead from the King of pop, Michael Jackson. Sour Patch Kids were just as addictive as watching the A-Team. You might have eaten a crazy amount of Smarties in hopes that “you are what you eat” is true. But your stomach ache the next day proved that it does not work that way.
1990S CANDY Listen closely and you’ll hear the sound of a dial-up internet connection straining to be heard over the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” blaring from a boom box. That can mean only one thing: We’re in the ’90s! As most of us remember, the ’90s were an exciting time, filled with technological progress, nostalgia, and anticipation of the new millennium. (For better and for worse. Remember Y2K?) Beanie Babies, Tamagotchi, and Windows ’95 were the order of the day, and the candies we enjoyed followed the same suit of weird. Airheads were going extreme. Friends dared one another to eat handfuls of ultra sour Warheads. And new entries like Baby Bottle Pops challenged us to consider how much we were willing to be teased in order to enjoy a sugary treat. But while some 90’s trends like Nirvana’s grunge and the rise of Quentin Tarantino films took a grittier look at the era, others guided us in a slightly sweeter direction. Consider the introduction of Reese’s decadent Nutrageous candy bar, or treats – like those fresh Icebreaker mints – that remain staples even today. In fact, the 90’s era of wildness brought tons of great candies into the mainstream; far too many to name!
Let's Talk About Wigs
Oldest known wigs date back from Ancient Egypt. As hair was very difficult for maintaining in the hot desert sun, Egyptians shaved their heads. However, Egyptians used wigs because bald head was not considered pretty.
The History & Evolution of Wigs (From 3400 BC to Present Day) I'm sure you have a collection of wigs (braided ones, straight ones and even curly ones). But have you ever stopped to think where wigs came from? Or why they were invented? The History of Wigs Well, you'll be shocked to know that wigs aren't a modern invention. Sure, they have evolved over the years, but they're dated back to 3400 BC. Back then, they were used for different purposes. They were also handmade and made of different fabrics. Anyway, those are enough spoilers; let's dive deep into history and learn where wigs originated from. 3400 BC - The Discovery of Wigs Wigs were first discovered in ancient Egypt, and they were inspired by the hot sun in the desert. Managing hair in those weather conditions was hard, so the Egyptians shaved their hair. However, a bald head wasn't considered trendy, so to cover it and protect it from the scorching sun, they used wigs. Wigs that the upper class wore were very different from what the lower class wore. The latter wore wigs made from wool and leaf fibers, while the upper-class wigs were made of human hair; some of their wigs were even made of silver!
The introduction of wigs led to new career opportunities like hairdressing, which inspired more creativity. By the end of the 15th century, the wig industry had evolved, and there was more than one option available. Some people could have fake hair gummed to their heads to supplement their hair. And others wore a complete head of false hair (a wig), known as a perruque back then. The name evolved in the 17th century to a peruke, periwyk, periwig, and in 1675, it was finally known as the diminutive wig. 17th & 18th Century – The White Colored Wig Era The 17th century was when the wigs became really popular and acceptable for both genders. Even the French king, who always used false hairpieces to make up for his thinning hair finally decided to move on to wigs. The servants would shave him bald every day and he would wear a wig. French Kings Wigs In this era, the bulkier the hair was, the better it was (more was better). The full-bottomed wigs were sold at a higher price, and they were primarily worn during formal occasions. The rich had two sets of wigs – the full wigs for high-profile meetings and smaller wigs to wear at home.
The lower class who couldn't afford the wigs would style their natural hair to appear like a wig. That's how fashionable wigs were in these centuries! Another huge trend in this century was the white wig - it was considered very stylish. Hairdressers came up with ideas to powder wigs, and they bejeweled women's wigs to give them even a more glamorous look. Court Wigs 19th Century – The Emergence of Commercial Wig Markets This is the period when wig markets really became a thing. The trendiest hairstyles in these centuries were fronts, pompadour rolls, frizettes, fringes, and switches. Victorian Wigs The hairdressers set up workrooms that they used to make postiches for sale. They did this by saving combed hair, which they threw in a hackle and its metal teeth would straighten it. They packed these hair bundles such that they were ready to be curled up upon request using a bigoudis. The latter was a device made of hardened clay or wood. To store these hair bundles, the hairdresser would boil them in a mixture of water & soda for several hours and then dry them. When there was a shortage of hair combings, the hairdressers would use women's hair. This led to the emergence of the hair market, where buyers would buy hair from women's heads (LITERALLY). As time passed, the market continued to grow, and the wig dealers started importing human hair from other countries, including Japan, China, India, and Asia Minor. The imported hair would be boiled in nitric acid to remove the vermin and color before the sale.
20th Century – Present In the 1920s, the natural look was in fashion, which tanked the wig business. Many women were more into the bob hairstyle, but older women continued wearing wigs. In the 1950s, wigs became popular again as a way of experimenting with new hairstyles without going through the hairdressing process. This was an excellent way to save time and dodge the pain of braiding. Vintage Hair It wasn't until the 1960s that the wig industry went through some massive changes that included white hairdressing options. By 1958, the wig market had grown so much that at least a third of the American women had one 'convenience wig.' The greatest evolution of wigs in the 1950s was the invention of a wig making machine in Hong Kong. The machine made washable, nylon and acrylic wigs. This innovation flooded the market with fake and cheap wigs. The wig export business growth was so fast that by 1970 the company had 24000 workers. And by 1969, 40% of the wigs in the market were synthetic. In the 21st century, the wig industry has really upgraded in terms of wig authenticity and style. For example, unlike the traditional wigs, the modern wigs now have natural hairlines. Additionally, human hair wigs are now available in all price ranges, and all women can wear them. In the past, most women only wore synthetic wigs because the human hair wigs were all highly-priced. Lastly, the wigs are now available in all styles and colors; we even have pink and blue wigs, which wasn't an option in the past. Final Thoughts The wig industry has gone through many evolutions to get where it is today. Luckily, it has given women an easier and faster way to style up hair, which is also cost-effective in the long run. Today, wigs are not only worn to enhance beauty, but cancer patients also use them after chemo as well as women with permanent hair loss. It's a beautiful world that will only get better.
Lace front wigs have high quality, natural look and are very easy and comfortable to wear, thus more and more Hollywood stars and models like wearing them. https://www.sishair.com/product-category/wigs/lace-front-wigs/ You will notice that the front is made from real lace if you take a close look at these beautiful wigs. The hair on lace front wigs is not glued on, nor is it sewn on because of the lower quality, factory made wigs. Lace front wigs will give the scalp such a realistic appearance since they have the hair woven naturally into the lace. True hair has a natural bounce to it. Lace front wigs will give that carefree bounce as real hair does because these wigs are all tied into place. Lace front wigs are often referred to as the highest quality available on the market because there is a lot of detail put into the creation of these wigs. Lace front wigs are made with real human hair. However, you can find synthetic hair lace wigs on many websites, and they come with natural hair texture and in a variety of natural colors such as brunette, black and even blonde. Lace front wigs made of human hair can be dyed to any color. You can also style them just like human hair which makes them more flexible than other types. Lace front wigs, handmade human hair creations, can last up three times longer than synthetic hair wigs. Besides, Lace front wigs can easily retain the amount of hair on the wig as well as their shape and color. You can wear lace front wigs every day because they are lightweight, bouncy and durable. You need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for care to get the most of your lace wig. In a word, lace wigs is a good choice for us. It is recommended to try a full lace wig to get the most coverage. Full lace wig can be a bit expensive. Therefore, most women tend to opt for a lace front.
What is the earliest known history of flowers? Earliest history. Floriography, or the language of flowers, extends back hundreds of years in history as a way for people to communicate. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Chinese all refer to the use of flowers in their stories and myths. The Greeks considered flowers to be of particularly high importance and associated them with the gods.
Where did the tradition of giving flowers come from? The tradition of giving flowers carried on to the Middle Ages, especially among the English and the French. It is believed that the tradition of giving a meaning to each type of flower was started in Europe after it was witnessed being done in Turkey. The Victorians widely practiced this custom as well.
What does giving flowers symbolize? To convey emotions: The most common purpose for giving flowers as a gift is to express an emotion. Flowers are a beautiful way to express your deepest sentiments, whether it's love, joy, affection, gratitude, sympathy, romance, or apologies.
Let's Talk About Prom
What do tomboys wear to prom? Image result We know that prom can be stressful. There's so much focus that goes on the outfit. Even if you're a tomboy considering wearing a dress, a single dress on a single night won't really change your life. But, picking a non-traditional outfit, like a two-piece pants suit or a vintage dress can be the perfect solution.
What should you not do at prom? Wear heels that you can't walk in. They say beauty is pain, but you'll regret showing up to prom in shoes you can't walk in. Super high heels make dancing and even walking around the prom venue difficult, so leave the uncomfortable shoes at home.
What is the most popular prom dress color 2022? The hottest prom dress colors for prom 2022 are neon pink, emerald green, and rose gold! While these three trendy hues are making a special debut on the prom popularity charts this year, some classic colors are still very popular every year, like shades of blue, red, and black.
What does prom date mean? The word dates from the late nineteenth century, an American English shortening of promenade, which means "to stroll," but also "to dance in couples with joined hands." Definitions of prom. a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year.
What is the most common prom dress color? Image result 8 Most Popular Prom Dress Colors Light Blue Prom Dresses. Light blue is a soft, muted color that adds a touch of charm and magic to your overall prom look. ... Royal Blue Prom Dresses. ... Red Prom Dresses. ... Navy Prom Dresses. ... Black Prom Dresses. ... Ivory Prom Dresses. ... Pink Prom Dresses. ... Emerald Prom Dresses.
Should I wear a black dress to prom? Image result Prom dresses come in a variety of styles and colours, and with so many options to choose from, some wonder if it's okay to wear a black dress to your prom. The answer; absolutely! Wearing a black dress has many benefits. Black is classy and timeless and it's really hard to go wrong.
Can I wear a bridesmaid dress to prom? Image result Take it to the prom. If your dress is still in style, see if she'd want to wear it to the prom. With the right accessories (and maybe a little tailoring), she can make the look entirely her own.
The History Of Ladies Suits
Ladies Suit History -Silk scarf- After the Second World War, the New Look era came, and elegance once again became the key word of fashion. Elizabeth Taylor said: A woman without a silk scarf has no future. Facing Peegy's old-fashioned dress like a country girl coming to visit relatives in the city, the office senior kindly reminded her: "Men like silk scarves."
-Women's Suit- In 1960, Chanel Suit turned out. With shoulder pads, more emphasis is placed on the power of women. As a fashion Icon at the time, the official certification of Kennedy Jacqueline made this suit a standard uniform for independent women at that time.
Behind Peggy's success is not only because of the hard work of those shifts until 2 am, but also because she does not agree with the significance of women in the workplace only to pour tea for men, and she is also a microcosm of women in the workplace of that era. So in the final season of the story, Peggy replaced the former Boss who had promoted her, and sat in his place with his head high.
-Accessories: Pearl- When Marilyn Monroe unabashedly said: Diamonds are a girl's best friend.as Monroe's rival, Kennedy Jacqueline said lightly: Pearls are always better.Kennedy Jacqueline As the first person in neon clothes diplomacy, her outfit profoundly affected women in the workplace at that time.
During this period, Peggy slowly gained a foothold, and her clothes naturally caught the fast train of the times: various mature professional suits began to appear in her wardrobe.
Although these suits seem to be commonplace nowadays, before 1950, if a woman in the upper class wore suits, it would have been pierced through the backbone. Peggy's choice to stay ahead of the trend is actually a change in her heart. She knows: "If you want a man to take you seriously, you have to dress like that, not like a little girl." She no longer wants to be a man. A screw in the right society no longer wants to cater to the male aesthetics of dressing!
In the 1980s and 1990s, women began to show their prominence in the upper ranks of the workplace. With the right to speak, women began to have the right to wear suits. Professor Sheila Tarrant, author of "Fashion Talk: Style is Power", said: "The purpose of women wearing suits is to be taken seriously as business women, but they are criticized for imitating men because they are men's suits. Variant." But the women who started to have the right to speak at that time obviously cast the eyes of nobody care. Anyway, the decision is in the hands of the old lady! And Gorgio Armani modified the men's clothing to design the power suit (Power Suit), as a model of modern professional wear, began to become popular among professional women!
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