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Social Call: 1952

Social Call: 1952

Feb. 9, 1952. "Grace, Dottie, Shirley, Koleen." With Boots the dog, ensconced on Grace and Hubert Tuttle's emerald sofa in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kodachrome by Hubert. View full size.

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She's got "The Look"

Little Koleen is perfecting her "look" - that formidable crossed-arm pose adopted by many a Midwest woman. Look out, world!

I stand corrected.

Thanks, Dave. You're right. Sally is a dalmation. I hadn't seen her for a while, so it was nice to see her again with Grace and the pajamas today.

[Dalmatian, not "Dalmation." As in from Dalmatia. - Dave]

Confidence!

I'm glad this woman has a well-developed sense of personal style. She has a penchant for Asian design. She knows exactly what color red works for her. Her smile just beams, as well. I'm sure she was a cool lady.

Are Grace and Maurine sisters?

To my eye Grace Tuttle has a refined look, much like Maurine Boler.

Must have been a warm snap...

I assumed February in Minnesota would call for long sleeves and sweaters, but all four are wearing short sleeves and light cotton. Guess they have really good heat.

Missing Sally

Where is Sally, the springer spaniel? I miss her.

[Sally is a Dalmatian! - Dave]

Granny Square

That's the pattern name for that hand-crocheted afghan throw. For some reason that brings back memories.

On this date in ...

Apropos of nothing but nevertheless interesting to me, this was my late mother-in-law's twenty-sixth birthday. Her firstborn, my husband, was not quite three weeks old, having been born on January 25th. How lovely a group of ladies -- especially the sweet and saucy girls in their matching red headwraps -- and Boots is a star. I love all of the Tuttle pictures for their snapshot of everything good about America and its greatest generation.

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