Just For Fun…A look back at the 1920′s

As you can imagine I absolutely love the 1920s!  Just for fun I wanted to take a look back at the 1920′s!

I know it is difficult to conceive a world without all the latest hand held electronics but once upon a time children actually kept themselves occupied with:

  • creating make believe play with dolls
  • marbles
  • tag
  • baseball
  • handball
  • kick the can
  • hopscotch
  • sang songs and rhymes
  • listened to the radio
  • Cops and Robbers
  • Cowboys and Indian

During the 1920′s:

  • The oh so silly, Charlie Chaplin, was one of the most popular film actors.
  • This little tid bit made me smile.  The peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created in the 1920′s!  Delish!
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars & Kool Aid was created.
  • Red Lipstick made it’s first appearance and would be applied to create a cupid bow style.
  • The hair dryer was invented. Can  you imagine before it’s arrival women would connect a long hose to a  vacuum exhaust pipe!
  • Pooh Bear was born!
  • The model T car arrived!
  • Band Aids were invented.
  • Swing dancing and dances like the Charleston were ”all the rage”.

AND I saved the best for last…MICKEY MOUSE was created and became the most beloved animated character of all time!

For a laugh read some slang words of the 1920′s and their meanings.  Too cute!

  • Bearcat – a hot-blooded or fiery girl
  • Bee’s Knees -      An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
  • Drugstore Cowboy - a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls
  • Fire extinguisher – a chaperone
  • GiGlad rags“going out on the town” clothes
  • Giggle Water – An intoxicating beverage; alcohol
  • “Now you’re on the trolley!” – Now you’ve got it, now you’re right!
  • Handcuff - an engagement ring

To read more http://local.aaca.org/bntc/slang/slang.htm


About Cara Lewis

Cara M Lewis - Designer and Owner of Chichanella Bella Swimwear
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