I want to take the time to thank everyone who has posted comments lately. Your comments are sometimes the very best part of part of this blog, and I especially love it when you all start sharing those memories. I don’t intentionally post things that I think will bring out memories, and so I’m always pleased when it happens.
A while back I had an email conversation with Susan, who comments here as Fashion Witness. It was about the importance of preserving our fashion memories. As important as these digital conversations are, I do hope that you are also sharing your memories with the younger generation. When I was teaching I would often tell the kids about life in the 1960s and 70s, and of course that included how we dressed. One of the best questions I was ever asked by an eleven-year-old was, “Mrs. Bramlett, were the Sixties really groovy?”
I was recently sent a digital review copy of an upcoming book that was written by a very popular fashion blogger. I’ll not be reviewing the book because reading about how a girl lost her virginity to an ex-boyfriend, and her many mishaps with dealing with her period are not my cup of tea. But I did check out her blog, and was struck at how different most of her reader comments were from the ones here at The Vintage Traveler. There was a lot of “OMG you are so cute,” and “I love your purse. Please check out my blog.” I’m so grateful to have readers who take the time to leave thought-provoking comments. Seriously, it makes you less of a reader, and more of a friend.