Wistful Wednesday :1952

This is Far Guy and Tiny, a Chihuahua. This photo was taken in 1952. Far Guys Dad loved dogs, I am not supposed to tell you that he used to put a cigarette in Tiny’s mouth and then had him sit up.


One time the entire family including Tiny were headed for Grand Forks, ND to visit relatives. They stopped at the farm to pick up something and while they were all in the house.. Tiny ate all of their freshly made turkey salad sandwiches…Far Guy says .."I was really disappointed, my Mom made some really great turkey salad sandwiches with celery in them and everything. Years later, my Dad would tell the story and laugh, but it wasn’t very funny at the time."

 Can you imagine this tiny little dog eating four turkey salad sandwitches..they were probably made with homemade bread too. Years ago that what the ladies used to do for long trips, they made sandwiches and cookies and put coffee in a thermos, and milk in a glass jar. There were very few fast food places, there were resturaunts..but they were expensive, so a good wife and mother would pack a lunch to be eaten along the way.

 The fabric in these curtains and on this chair were pretty wild..but probably very fashionable for 1952:)

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3 Responses to Wistful Wednesday :1952

  1. buffalo gal says:

    I remember those wild prints on the sofa and in the drapes–they were VERY much in style. This would have been right before pink and gray flowered wallpaper became the “in” decor!! Blond wood and lime green, brown and orange were just coming in too!!! I remember seeing a very in-style house at that time with one wall painted dark brown, one lime green and one another color! They had blond wood in the furniture also…so modern and updated!

  2. TechnoBabe says:

    They probably never left Tiny in the car with food after that! And the sandwiches sound so good. I like the curtains, probably wouldn’t want it on the chair but I like the way people decorated their houses back then. Far Guy looks older and wise for a two year old. Cute picture.

  3. abra la mente says:

    Eating everyone’s sandwiches sounds like something my LuLu would do–little dog with an endless appetite. I had curtains like that in my living room when I moved to my house, and they are probably still in a box in the attic. If curtains are like clothes, they might be back in style soon! Perhaps I should keep them a bit longer. 😉

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