Ellis, Levice B. “Your Appearance.” Your Appearance, June 1944.
This article is vital to my research because it gives a sharp insight into the upkeep of women’s hygiene at the time. The magazine includes information about how to create products like deodorant, shampoo, etc. Each section is focused on solely one aspect of a woman’s appearance from “superfluous Continue reading “What Makes A Charming Woman?”
Caldonia Athalee Strahan was born on December 12, 1918, in Hancock, Mississippi. Technically she lived in Pearlington; however, Hurricane Katrina wiped it off the map. After a mysterious event in which the courthouse holding her birth documents was lost to a fire, she changed her name officially to Dona A. Strahan. Later in life, she would relocate to bustling city Mobile, AL, with her husband and live the rest of her life there.
Mississippi Dancing Queen
“Momma? How come my name is so weird?”
“Why would you say it’s weird?” asked my mother, a little sadly.
“Well, no one else has my name and I can never remember how to spell it!”
Momma laughed as she brushed my hair out before bed. “You were named for
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One of the earliest stories my mother shared was from when she got into her mother’s makeup as a child. The story goes that my mother snuck into my Nana’s makeup bag in the bathroom and pulled out all her red lipsticks. Nana only wore red lipstick. Apparently while my mom examined all the pretty
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