Something else I inherited a lot of, costume jewelry. Mom loved to wear it, and my grandmother did too. Back then it was kind of stylish to wear something sparkly and festive at a social function or out to dinner. I went to a lot of holiday parties with my parents where everyone wore some sort of fun sparkly pin, brooch or necklace. From my point of view back then (and I was SHY) it made those people more friendly and approachable. Displayed their personality for all to see, so to speak. From what I see people don’t do that much anymore… You see more negative displays of personality than positive. For instance, my husband has a shirt that says “Attempting to care… please wait…” with a computer download bar icon underneath. While that shirt is humorous, people seem more geared to wear things that project how they see it- negative. Anti political t shirts, anti religious t shirts, anti anything and everything you can think of t shirts. It’s a shame the world is such a serious place now where people are afraid to cut loose and wear a sparkly festive pin every now and then.
Of course if that day was to come around again, I’m more than stocked up!