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Monday, April 2, 2012

B Is For...

B is for Buxom.  Ha!  Bet you never thought you'd see that written here!  I'm not showing any pictures though.  :)  Inherited that gene from my Grandma Light...darn it.  She was tall and "buxom" with an emphasis on the latter.  When I was a little girl, and remember I'm 65 now, I remember when she came to visit and watching her iron her bras.  Yes, iron them.  They were 100% cotton and quite thick, quite large and quite wrinkled after being hung on the line to dry so she had to iron them.  I remember they had hooks like this:

How uncomfortable they must have been!

11 comments:

nanny said...

How funny.....that was one neat Grandma!!
Mother use to let me iron the pillowcases. A task I dropped/ha
But then ours had beautiful crochet or embroidery on them and ironing made them so pretty.

Michelle said...

I inherited that genetic feature from my mother's side of the family too. I could have been happy with a whoel LOT LESS! My mother used to wear the long line braziers...(now we don't hear that word often, do we?) Over the shoulder boulder holders, and Bette Midler sang a song about braziers invented by Otto Tisling. Here, in case you've never heard the song,or you want to enjoy it again, go here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m57CMWq7o8

Gail said...

Buxom is the perfect B word.

Marie said...

When I was younger I would have loved to be Buxom, now I am older I am glad that I am not. I can remember my grandmother's corsets. They must have been soooo uncomfortable! xxoo

Garden of Egan said...

Hilarious. I don't know I'd I would have ironed my bra. But then i am not buxom.

Josie McRazie said...

I am right there with you my friend!! My friends know it is a let loose kind of night when I 'bring the girls out'! LOL (not all the way well you know!!) hehe

Truffle queen said...

I inherited the opposite gene! My daughter, on the other hand, got her genes from my mother-in-law - she can't blame it on me! Isn't it something - we're never happy with what we were "given"! lol I don't recall anyone ironing their bras - but my mom ironed my dad's boxer shorts!! No joke!!

Deb said...

B is also for Busty which is something I inherited from Mom and grandma size of my family. I too remember seeing cotton bras being ironed.

Floss said...

LOL, I don't want to iron amything not quilt related.

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Kelly said...

LOLOL. Love this post. I to, inherited buxomness from my mom's side of the family. Thankfully my 2 daughters are not as endowed as me! These babies are heavy!!! :)