Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tiffany's Tuesday Tunes:1945

Last week, I was playing around with some vintage inspired hair and makeup.  I did my hair up in victory rolls, and did a toned down version of pin-up girl make-up.  I actually wore the hair and makeup to work Thursday night, but before I left for work, I shared some photos of the style on my social media sites.  The next day, I was talking to my mom, who had seen the photos.  She commented how much I had reminded her of a very specific photo of her mother, my grandma.

After we got off of the phone, my mom spent several hours looking through old photos, and she found the photo she said I reminded her of.  She also found a photo of herself as a young girl.  When I was younger, a lot of people said I looked like my mom, but as I got older, people started saying I favored my dad's side of the family.  But looking at these photos, I think it is clear that I also favor my mom's side.  My grandma is on the left, mom in the middle, and I am on the right.  I personally think I am the perfect blend of both parents.


Along mom's trip down memory lane, she found a love letter that my grandfather had written to my grandmother while he was stationed in Belgium in 1945.  He calls her Sweetheart, and writes of how sad he is that he cannot be with her on her birthday.  It was kind of a remarkable piece of family nostalgia.  In today's fast paced, instant gratification communication, we tend to get a little impersonal.  As we are heading into Valentine's Day, I thought that this little romantic letter from a soldier to his girl would be great inspiration for a playlist that recalls the romance of 1945.