The year is 1951, and if I’m counting correctly, this fashionable woman is getting ready to put her 6 suitcases in the trunk of that ’51 Packard. And by the looks of it, there is room and to spare. I’m not sure when the idea of packing light came into vogue, but it wasn’t something this lady would have ever considered.
So I was a bit taken aback when I found a sweet little 1950s suitcase called a “Shortrip.” I’m the Queen of Light Packers, and even I couldn’t do an overnighter in a 10″ X 12″ case. My husband and I take vintage luggage on road trips, and he keeps bugging me to take the Shortrip, but it hasn’t happened yet.
It has occurred to me that this HAS to be a man’s bag, so maybe Tim would like to put a change of underwear and a clean pair of socks in it the next time we hit the road. He may even have space for his toothbrush and a trial size toothpaste. But I doubt he will, and my little Shortrip will remain a virgin bag. That’s right – never been used, and clean as a whistle. And bound to stay that way.