I’ve been doing a lot of research about the 1930s. I want to better understand the lives of my ancestors (and the world) during that turbulent time in history. Old movies, photographs, interviews, books, and music are allowing me to time travel in a way that’s marvelously connecting me to the past.
I ordered this vintage dress from eBay for twenty-five bucks. The way it moves far surpassed my expectations. Somehow this dress makes me feel connected to my maternal grandmother, Mildred who died before I was born. I’ve been told she was quite a dancer.
If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.
—Emma Goldman (1869-1940) women’s rights activist/anarchist
A big thank you to my daughter Willa for her photography of me goofing off in this magical swingin’ dress.