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Hi and Lois  an American comic strip 

Mort Walker, newspaper comic strip creator. Comic strip was drawn by Dik Browne, Brian and Greg Walker and drawn by Robert “Chance” Browne

Launch date October 18, 1954

Syndicate(s) King Features Syndicate

Genre(s) Humor, Gag-a-day
Hi and Lois is an American comic strip about a suburban family. Created by Mort Walker and illustrated by Dik Browne, it debuted on October 18, 1954, distributed by King Features Syndicate.

Publication history

The Flagstons first appeared in Walker’s Beetle Bailey. They spun off into their own strip, written by Walker and drawn by Browne. Lois Flagston (née Bailey) is Beetle Bailey’s sister, and the two strips make occasional crossovers. One of these occurred on the strip’s 40th anniversary in 1994, when Beetle visited his sister Lois and her family. Chip resembles his Uncle Beetle in attitude and appearance, especially the eyes. The Best of Hi and Lois (1986) was reprinted in 2005.

The strip made efforts to keep up with the times, such as housewife Lois Flagston taking a career in real estate in 1980. In previous decades the strip was acclaimed; in 1962 it earned Browne a Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society.
The strip faced some controversy given the changes in content restrictions since its debut in the 1950s. Once, editors insisted that belly buttons could not appear; in protest, Browne included a box of dimpled navel oranges.
Now produced by the sons of the original creative team, the strip is written by Brian and Greg Walker and drawn by Robert “Chance” Browne.

Comic books
The Flagston family was also featured in a series of Charlton comic books. Eleven issues were produced from November 1969 to July 1971. Cover price was fifteen cents.[1]

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Your 1950s Retro Dinner Party

Your 1950s Retro Dinner Party

3 Tips for Throwing a 1950s Dinner Party

Poodle skirts, saddle shoes, Elvis, and James Dean defined the iconic era of the 1950s. A social and community driven time, the era was filled with dinner parties, adventurous dishes, and an optimistic mindset the world is nostalgic for.

Bringing the 50s back to life with a throwback dinner party reminds everyone of a simpler time where family came first, and conversation usually centered over a homemade meal. Homemade fare was the norm, and that’s what created the familial solidarity of the era: a people coming together for food and fellowship.

Here are the top three tips to capturing the ‘50s essence:

1. ‘50s Recipes

The first rule of a dinner party is the menu. When it comes to bringing to life an era as distinct as the 50s, the food has to be authentic. Whether it’s from an old cookbook or your grandma’s recipe box, choose recipes that dictate what the ‘50s were all about.

For example, a classic meal would be deviled eggs and pimiento-stuffed olives as an appetizer, patty melts with Sargento cheese and sautéed onions for the main course, and Jell-O and whipped cream and pound cake dipped in chocolate for dessert.

Here is a rundown of a patty melt recipe, in case you are unfamiliar:

For a serving of four, you need 1 lb of ground beef or ground turkey, 1 large thinly sliced onion, 8 slices of cheese, and 8 slices of rye or pumpernickel bread. In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp of butter over medium heat. Add onion rings to the melted butter, and allow them to cook until they are brown and tender, about 10 minutes.

While the onions are cooking, form the ground meat into four equal patties, about ½ inch in thickness. Season with salt and pepper in order to bring out the meat’s natural flavors. Cook in a skillet or grill over medium heat, usually 6 minutes per side, or until the center is no longer pink.

To assemble the sandwiches, place a piece of meat on 4 slices of bread. Top with cooked onions, a slice of cheese, and the top piece of bread. To really melt the cheese and toast the bread, cook each sandwich over low heat until each side is toasty and golden brown.

What’s great about preparing a meal from the ‘50s is that it can be done relatively quickly. Most everything can be made in advance, giving you, as the host or hostess, the chance to enjoy the company you invited over.

2. The ‘50s Feeling

The best way to capture the ‘50s feeling is to take notes from Mad Men, I Love Lucy, or To Catch a Thief. Get everyone in the ‘50s mood by playing the music that defined the era: big band, doo-wop, and rock and roll. A generation was born with Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, etc.

3. Signature Beverages

The ‘50s was an era that enjoyed its cocktail hour. Classic drinks such as martinis, Manhattans, or old-fashioned daquiris were typical of the time period, and are still some of the most well liked drinks today.

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1950s Women’s Fashion

1950s Women’s Fashion

Straight Out Of The 50s

February 4th, 2018
1950s Fashion in Kodachrome –

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“Yep .. this the life!” Kodachrome color photo of young woman relaxing in the sun in the 1950sVintage style in amateur found photographs of everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule! It’s sad in a way that people throw these out. They represent real lives lived. But at least we get to find them !
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this charming photo is possibly a potential modelling shot. Did she get that job?

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We have skis, we have boots and we’re wearing shades .. let’s hit the road !

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Possibly late 40s or early 50s judging on her cool outfit. The hair roll is very 40s though.

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We love this beautiful bride and her stunning gown. Hope she had a good day !That’s all !
©Glamourdaze 2018Original post: http://glamourdaze.com/2018/02/straight-out-of-the-50s.html

 

1950s-Woman-in-Swimsuit

“Yep .. this the life!” Kodachrome color photo of young woman relaxing in the sun in the 1950sVintage style in amateur found photographs of everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule! It’s sad in a way that people throw these out. They represent real lives lived. But at least we get to find them !
You’ll find the original vintage slide photos on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too late.Beauty Contest

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Two contestants at a beauty pageant. That hairstyle on the right is spectacular !1950’s Pencil Skirt

Straight-out-of-the-50

1950’s Evening Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Graduation Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

“Take those rollers out young woman!” Varsity house girls

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all ready for the formal !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What IS that dress fabric made from ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A charming rayon silk evening dress. Comes with own plug.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What was the occasion for these lovely ladies dressing in such exotic dresses?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A final wee tippler after an evening out?1950’s Swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s - 1950s swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s -Kodachrome color photo of young woman sunbathing in her back garden. Image Lives of Others Etsy

Straight-out-of-the-50s

This young woman is all set for some sunbathing. A time traveler with her yellow smartphone?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

this charming photo is possibly a potential modelling shot. Did she get that job?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Hmm .. that water looks chilly to me !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

1950’s Christmas

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all black is the Christmas fashion in this household

Straight-out-of-the-50s

More wine girls ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Presents all ready from Santa

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Wrapping the presents on Christmas eve1950’s Holidays

Straight-out-of-the-50

Straight-out-of-the-50 – Nevada Ghost Town

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Ready for a day on the course !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We have skis, we have boots and we’re wearing shades .. let’s hit the road !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Possibly late 40s or early 50s judging on her cool outfit. The hair roll is very 40s though.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We love this beautiful bride and her stunning gown. Hope she had a good day !That’s all !
©Glamourdaze 2018Original post: http://glamourdaze.com/2018/02/straight-out-of-the-50s.html

1950s Fashion in Kodachrome –

1950s-Woman-in-Swimsuit

“Yep .. this the life!” Kodachrome color photo of young woman relaxing in the sun in the 1950sVintage style in amateur found photographs of everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule! It’s sad in a way that people throw these out. They represent real lives lived. But at least we get to find them !
You’ll find the original vintage slide photos on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too late.Beauty Contest

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Two contestants at a beauty pageant. That hairstyle on the right is spectacular !1950’s Pencil Skirt

Straight-out-of-the-50

1950’s Evening Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Graduation Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

“Take those rollers out young woman!” Varsity house girls

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all ready for the formal !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What IS that dress fabric made from ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A charming rayon silk evening dress. Comes with own plug.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What was the occasion for these lovely ladies dressing in such exotic dresses?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A final wee tippler after an evening out?1950’s Swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s - 1950s swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s -Kodachrome color photo of young woman sunbathing in her back garden. Image Lives of Others Etsy

Straight-out-of-the-50s

This young woman is all set for some sunbathing. A time traveler with her yellow smartphone?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

this charming photo is possibly a potential modelling shot. Did she get that job?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Hmm .. that water looks chilly to me !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

1950’s Christmas

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all black is the Christmas fashion in this household

Straight-out-of-the-50s

More wine girls ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Presents all ready from Santa

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Wrapping the presents on Christmas eve1950’s Holidays

Straight-out-of-the-50

Straight-out-of-the-50 – Nevada Ghost Town

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Ready for a day on the course !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We have skis, we have boots and we’re wearing shades .. let’s hit the road !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Possibly late 40s or early 50s judging on her cool outfit. The hair roll is very 40s though.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We love this beautiful bride and her stunning gown. Hope she had a good day !That’s all !
©Glamourdaze 2018

Original post: http://glamourdaze.com/2018/02/straight-out-of-the-50s.html

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1940s Women’s Fashion Trend

1940s Women’s Fashion Trend

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1940’s fashion – Womens Dress Code in the War Years

1940s Clothing – Women’s Dress and Style

1940s Utility Fashion - Norman Hartnell Designer

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1940’s Fashion Key Features.

Whether it was a dress,sleeveless sweater, cardigan, silk dressing gown or bodice, the padded or puffed shoulder was the dominant look. Originally made popular in the mid to late 1930’s by designer Elsa Schiaparelli and actress Joan Crawford , it now defines the look of the 1940’s woman.

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Bodice Top or Dress

Traditionally a two piece garment sewn together. Popular 1940’s bodices had padded or puffed
shoulders with Long or short sleeves.

Neckline.
High round, sweetheart, small collars.

1940’s Shoe Style.
Oxfords, Pumps and Sandals were the order of the day. Visit the Complete guide to 1940’s women’s shoes

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Sleeves
Inset, short or long, puff.

The War Years – Ration Fashion in the 1940s.

In all countries involved in the conflict, fashion houses either closed, or worked for their governments. In Britain – Designer Norman Hartnell speedily produced designs which were mass producible – yet colorful and feminine.

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In France, most of the leading couture houses like Chanel and Schiaparelli shut during the occupation and by default, the rise in consumer friendly and affordable fashions took off in the USA.

1940’s Hosiery

1940s Nylons ! Though not commonly available when the war started, as there was a huge drive to ‘ hand in ‘ your nylon stockings to the authorities, so they could be used for the war effort. Everything from parachutes to the nose cones of bombs. Whilst American women at home went without, the US army issued American soldiers on their way to Europe with nylons to woo British and French women with. By all accounts it worked ! When the war ended, the sale of nylon stockings went through the roof. Durng the austerity years of the war – the make do and mend era, the lack of nylons had women on both sides of the Atlantic resorting to leg cosmetics, painted stockings , also called liquid stockings . The drawing in of the all important seams being the difficult final touch!

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“Red-dee” for Love

“Red-dee” for Love

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“Ballads – God Bless Our Love – Venture: 615 DJ”

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The Ballads were an American vocal group formed in 1961 in Oakland. Band members included Nathaniel Romerson, Jon Foster, Rico Thompson, and Lesley LaPalma.[1] The band had one hit single in 1968, entitled “God Bless Our Love”. This song reached #65 on the Billboard pop singles charts[2] and #8 on the R&B Singles charts.[3] This song was picked by WDIA program director Bill Thomas as a “Biggest Leftfield Happening” in Billboard’s programming aids.[4] The B side of this record was the song “My Baby Knows How to Love Her Man.” This record was released on Venture Records #615.[2]

Nathaniel “Nate” Romerson died April 22, 2013. He started the group in 1961, and he was also one of the back ground singers.

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Deciding To Rekindle An Old Flame?

Deciding To Rekindle An Old Flame?

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How to Decide if You Should Rekindle an Old Flame
Relationships can be tough and sometimes they end without you having fully explored their potential. Perhaps you have recently come in contact with an ex or have just been thinking about them lately and are considering reaching out. Rekindling an old relationship can be successful depending upon both parties compatibility and mindset, but the new relationship may also end the way your previous one did. Before you reach out or respond to an ex, however, assess your feelings logically and then make the decision that is best for you.

1. Decide if you are acting out of loneliness. Sometimes, your
feelings for your ex may never have gone away and your desire to reach out to them may come from that.

However, there are other times when you might feel the need to reach out to an ex because you are lonely, heard a certain song, or saw a movie that reminded you of them. Whatever the case, you should never rehash old feelings out of loneliness.[1

  • If your feelings and thoughts of them have been persisting for a while, then your desire to reach out may be beyond loneliness and is worth considering.
  • If you are simply desiring physical or romantic companionship, however, avoid contacting or responding to an ex. Doing so will only drudge up unnecessary feelings.

    2. Reflect on your relationship and why it ended. Sometimes, relationships end in confusion, without either party having fully explored their feelings. However, sometimes they end definitively, such as when one party is unfaithful or abusive. In thinking back on your relationship, be very honest with yourself and avoid seeing it with rose colored glasses.[2]

    • If your relationship ended over differences in core values, it is probably best to leave it at that.
    • If your relationship was abusive or traumatic for you, it is also best to move on.

    3. Journal your thoughts. Your thoughts about the relationship and what to do may feel confusing and all jumbled up in your head. You might find it helpful to write out your feelings onto paper to help you sort through them. Take some time before making a decision to process your thoughts fully.

    • Make a pros and cons list of reaching out to or responding to your ex. Maybe your ex was thoughtful and kind, but also very jealous and sometimes controlling.

    4. Assess their actions, not their words. If your ex has reached out to you, they are likely saying a lot of things to try to woo you to be back with them. However, you should remember that actions speak louder than words. If your ex is showing you that they have genuinely changed and want to reconnect, then perhaps it is worth exploring. [3]

    • However, if they are not respecting your space, lashing out at you or rushing you to make a decision, then perhaps that is your sign to cease conversations.

    5. Give yourself time. Even after thinking about what you should do, you may not be able to come to a clear decision for a while. Remember to never act out of confusion. If your relationship is meant to be, it should feel right and natural to you and you should have no hesitations.

    6. Talk to your family and friends.Though you should certainly make your own decisions, your family and friends might have some insights that could be helpful for you. Talking through your thoughts can also be helpful for you in decision making. Ask your family for their opinion of your ex and your past relationship.

    • If all of your family and friends warn you against it, that might be a sign to not proceed. Your friends and family will typically have your best interests at heart.
    • Avoid talking to your single friends unless you trust them completely; sometimes, your single friends might want to keep you single with them.

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