Thursday, July 30, 2009

Did anyone else do this back in the day?

My daughter uses that expression: "back in the day." Not sure what day she's talking about, but in this case I'm talking around the 1960s.

I don't know why this memory popped into my head this morning. When I was in grammar school, I can remember that we often made corsages for our friends' birthdays. My sister, who is 4 years older than me, probably did it in high school, too, but by the time I got there it was the 1970s and nice little things like that just weren't 'in.'

We would take one of those cheap bows you stick on top of packages and add either a piece of gum (always Bazooka!) or a mini Tootsie roll to each loop until we had the number of years old the friend was. Sometimes, you had to add streamers for more ribbons. I think we sometimes did this with pennies. Hey, back then 8 cents actually bought something.

Did anyone else do that? Or do they still give out handmade candy corsages?



Debbie J. said...

We didn't do that at my school. Did you have any gogo boots?

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

We never did that, but it sounds like such fun. I wish we had.

Nanci said...

Looks like we were in grade school about the same time, but I had never heard of this. It's a really cute idea, though!

It's nice to hear from you again! I miss seeing the projects you're working on.

She'sSewPretty said...

I don't remember every seeing or getting a candy corsage but that sounds so sweet. What a great idea to bring back!

Susie Q said...

Yes! We did do that! We also made them out of crepe paper and even Kleenex! Pink and Blue...or whatever color we had on hand...and added all sorts of things. : )I had forgotten about that so thank youf or giving me a sweet memory tonight!
I LOVE Shadow's fire fighter picture! My dad was one and anything like this just tugs at my heart! Such a cute fur baby!


Pen Pen said...

Never heard of this, but think it is a GREAT idea that needs to be brought back!

LBP said...

I have never heard of that, but what a great idea! Do you have any photos of any you made?