It’s a Handbag!

Doesn’t this 1950s snapshot call out for a story?  The happy woman holding the handbag is obviously the star of the event, since she is the only one wearing a corsage.  But what kind of occasion is it? A retirement party? A birthday party?

Here’s my guess.  She is the long serving president of the garden club who is finally stepping down.  As a sign of gratitude, or perhaps relief, the club members have given her a handbag. They knew she would like it because she was always complaining about the small size of her purse.  However the woman seated directly next to her, the one with a sour look on her face, approved of the gift for another reason.  You know what they say about hell and handbags…

And now I’d love to hear your stories.

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1 Response to It’s a Handbag!

  1. Susan says:

    I loved this. Thanks for the laughs! And who will let the cat out of the bag?

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