In honor of the social media phenomenon of “Caturday,” I am contributing this wonderful vintage photo from 1963.
I know for a fact, however, that the photo was taken on a Sunday. There is a short, short story written on the back of the snap: “When we came in from church Eva picked her [the cat] up and she walked around on her [Eva’s] shoulders as she does and when she [Eva] leaned over to let her jump down she just got in this position and laid down so might [?] be a good time to get a picture of them.” (Excuse the editing, a habit from thirty years of correcting student papers. At least I haven’t interceded to break up the run-on sentence.)
Not only is the unnamed cat quite wonderful, but Eva’s church dress is as well. Made from a shiny dark material, it has three quarter length sleeves, probably a somewhat boxy shape, and a length reaching just to her knees, or a little below them. She dressed it up with a shiny necklace. And did her everyday outfits also include the cat?