Betty Boop and I were both born in 1930. BUT she's held her age better. Ha I learned to read on Betty Boop books. I bonded with that coy flapper and have used her trademark line..... Boop- Boop-A-Doop. Thank you Betty. Her looks were modeled after Clara Bow, who was one of the first and most famous sex symbols. Happy 81st Birthday Betty.
I'll turn 81 on Tuesday, March 15, The Ides of March. "Beware the Ides of March" and Julius Caesar was killed. A true doomsday to be born but I'm having a terrific life. There's a sharp demarcation between young and old. You're young and smug one day, laughing at old people's jokes and ka-bang, the next day you turn eighty. Now people are laughing at jokes about you. What a blow that was. OK, come on 81, I'm used to it now.
I'm not one for buying a lot of new things that plug into the wall. I was looking at a magazine of "retro appliances." RETRO...... that's what they call my appliances. My toaster, my mix-master, my waffle iron, my vacuum, my clothes iron and even my ironing board...... all retro.
The big blow came when I found out my wedding china is now an antique. Holy Moly, seems like I just got it last week. No that was 62 years ago. A great number of my books have become collector's items. My jewelry is vintage. I do wish I'd kept my cars !!!!!
The one thing that bores me is women's fashion. I've seen styles come and go several times. What more can they do with clothes? The hem goes up, the hem goes down. Add shoulder pads, take em out. Flair the skirt, pencil it. Cap the sleeve, short sleeves, long sleeves..... who cares? I know a gal my age who kept all her clothes in a large room. When the styles change, she just goes shopping in her large closet. To end this clothes subject, I'll just say that Betty looks damn good in hers, vintage or not.