You have no items in your shopping cart.

Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips of Growing Up in the ‘50s and ‘60s

$18.95
Paperback: $18.95
240 pages, 150 b/w photos and illus, 7 x 8
ISBN: 9780870204463

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
- +

By Susan Sanvidge, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Jean Sanvidge Wouters & Julie Sanvidge Florence

"In the fifties, sleek Mixmasters were replacing rusty eggbeaters, and new pressure cookers blew their tops in kitchens all over town. There were kids everywhere, and new ranch-style houses filled vacant lots…Turquoise Studebakers and dusty-rose Chevy BelAirs with flamboyant fins and lots of chrome replaces dark pre-war cars. Cameras took color snapshots instead of black-and-white. We wore red canvas tennis shoes and lemon yellow shorts, and bright blue popsicles melted down our chins,”—from the Introduction

In Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins, the four Sanvidge sisters, whose birthdates span the Baby Boomer period, present a lively chronicle of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a small midwestern town. Each sister writes about the facets of her childhood she remembers best, and their lighthearted stories are illustrated with period photos. Sprinkled with mentions of pedal pushers, home pernaments, and "two-tone” cars; early TV shows and the first rock and roll: hula hoops, Tiny Tears, and Mr. Potato Head (played with a real potato); and memories of their grandparents who lived nearby, Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins also features "how-tos” for re-creating the fads, foods, crafts, and games the Sanvidge sisters recall in their stories.

In their first book, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe, the Sanvidge sisters gathered food memories and recipes from their midwestern Baby Boomer childhood. In Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins you’ll find out what they were up to—when they weren’t eating.

By Susan Sanvidge, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Jean Sanvidge Wouters & Julie Sanvidge Florence

"In the fifties, sleek Mixmasters were replacing rusty eggbeaters, and new pressure cookers blew their tops in kitchens all over town. There were kids everywhere, and new ranch-style houses filled vacant lots…Turquoise Studebakers and dusty-rose Chevy BelAirs with flamboyant fins and lots of chrome replaces dark pre-war cars. Cameras took color snapshots instead of black-and-white. We wore red canvas tennis shoes and lemon yellow shorts, and bright blue popsicles melted down our chins,”—from the Introduction

In Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins, the four Sanvidge sisters, whose birthdates span the Baby Boomer period, present a lively chronicle of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a small midwestern town. Each sister writes about the facets of her childhood she remembers best, and their lighthearted stories are illustrated with period photos. Sprinkled with mentions of pedal pushers, home pernaments, and "two-tone” cars; early TV shows and the first rock and roll: hula hoops, Tiny Tears, and Mr. Potato Head (played with a real potato); and memories of their grandparents who lived nearby, Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins also features "how-tos” for re-creating the fads, foods, crafts, and games the Sanvidge sisters recall in their stories.

In their first book, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe, the Sanvidge sisters gathered food memories and recipes from their midwestern Baby Boomer childhood. In Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins you’ll find out what they were up to—when they weren’t eating.

Write your own review
*
*
  • Bad
  • Excellent
*
*
*
Product tags
Customers who bought this item also bought
Suffrage Superhero

Women's Suffrage Note Cards

Make a unique statement in your home or give a card they'll add to their home wall art with these Women's Suffrage cards from historic images related to the women's suffrage.
$4.95
Picture of Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe: Stirring Up the Past with Family Recipes and Stories

Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe: Stirring Up the Past with Family Recipes and Stories

Paperback: $18.95
392 pages
ISBN: 9780870203862

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
$18.95
Picture of Germans in Wisconsin (Revised and Expanded)

Germans in Wisconsin (Revised and Expanded)

Paperback: $9.95
72 pp, photos
ISBN: 9780870203244

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
$12.95
Picture of Norwegians in Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

Norwegians in Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

Paperback: $9.95
72 pp, photos
ISBN:9780870203343

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
$9.95

You Make A Difference

100% of our proceeds support the wisconsin historical society

Get History Delivered To Your Inbox

Sign up for the Wisconsin Historical Society Newsletter