Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sepia Saturday: Tea Party-- Then and now

A TEA PARTY THEN

I've posted this picture before of my mother pouring tea at a Women's Club luncheon. This was in Pomona, Calif. in the 50's. Note the gloves and hats.
At the meeting she probably talked about taking care of the needy, having better schools, better health care for everyone and things like that. She was very socially conscious. She cared about people.

She was president of the Democratic Club here in Fallbrook for several years.This is such a conservative community so being a Democrat was almost like being a Communist. She had a small group of fellow Democrats who were quite active. They were all senior citizens but traveled to the state convention in Sacramento and worked at voter registration at the county fair and anyplace else they were needed.  She was a very responsible citizen.

My mother would be turning over in her grave if she could see what's happening now.


10 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh how funny. I didn't see the photos at the bottom but had already started imagining what a Woman's Club tea party today would look like. Well duh -- I love your wild spin on this week's theme.

Postcardy said...

Quite a contrast between the different kinds of tea parties!

L. D. Burgus said...

The hats and gloves are wonderful. I do remember my mother wearing both at weddings, funerals and also at church.

Sharon said...

Why is it that the women of the 50's always seem to look so attractive? Is it because they had an elegance that other generations didn't? I don't know the answer.

Little Nell said...

The perfect reply to the prompt picture. What elegant ladies they are, with their hats and gloves, and is that a real caged bird as the centrepiece on the table?

Bob Scotney said...

We were married in the 1950s and that's the last time I ever remember my wife wearing a hat like the ladies in your photo. She attends a monthly ladies luncheon club now - but no hat of glove.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Tea parties are not
what they used to be...
I remember this old photo,
and the birdcage in the middle of the table.
:)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

Such an interesting post. It is amazing how just one photograph and a few words can provide such an insight into social and political history. This is Sepia Saturday at its best.

Christine H. said...

Now there's and interesting contrast. Well done. A lot said with few words.

Ruth Andre said...

I was reminded how I used to wear a hat like the lady on the left. OH MY! Love the photo of your mother and her friends.

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