While traveling in Florida not only did I go to flea markets, I also got to stop in a few local vintage stores. One of these was Annabelle's Vintage Land. They had some really cool stuff and I snapped a few photos for inspiration,
Then I saw this ...
So instead of just hanging that old map on the wall - use it as wall paper, or a backing in a great cabinet or on a lamp shade -
The 1940s' had World War II, saw the USA being attacked at Pearl Harbor and millions died tragically.
The pin up girl had her heyday - Woman went to work for the war effort, rationing home gardens and helping to win the war was paramount.
midst of all this, English got wacky, with the introduction of new military
jargon and a hipster slang called vout. Inspired by jazz musician Slim
Gaillard, trendsetters took to adding a little zipperoo to their speech.
vernacular got a little snapperoony. Ding dong-o-reeny! But if you're already
hep to the 40s' jive talk, this is no news to you.
chicken, as referred to by World War II troops
jive slang for “all right”
acid - coffee, in army slang
soxerteenage girl who wore white socks pushed
down around the top of the shoe
powder – to leave
– old-fashioned person
– double talk, long speech
stupid or foolish person
– word for a bald headed man
beaver – enthusiastic helper
heifer – canned milk
with – conspiring with
cap – get angry
duty – sexually promiscuous boy
– sexually promiscuous girl
– girl crazy
pay grade – don’t ask me
gas – to do something right
– good stuff
are you rationed? – are you going steady?
wig – to lose control of yourself
from heaven – easy money
the wind – run off (with the money)
either a good time or something that was really funny