Fleeting trends during this time included jelly shoes, parachute pants, leg warmers and so much more. Although many look back and see these as silly, numbers of the 1980’s trends have reared their heads in modern culture in the form of ironic tee shirts, mom jeans, and bodysuits (DeLeon). Although many things seemed good in the 1980’s, there was also issues plaguing America. The drug epidemic had by then spun completely out of control.
Women’s fashion in the 1020’s had to deal with many changes following the first world war, and the period referred as the “roaring 20’s”, the era of the “flapper. ”The 1920’s dresses were lighter since the dresses had less material and new synthetic fabrics and brighter and shorter than before. Fashion designers experimented with fabric colors, textures, and plenty of patterns to create variety of new styles of dresses. Coats and jackets were most often trimmed with fur in the 1020’s.
Some of my most notable memories take form as early morning breakfasts. Most days I’d eat a variation of cereal, yogurt, or maybe some fruit. But once in a while, there’d special morning where my Dad cooked up a breakfast. Now, the meal itself had little notability; sometimes there were eggs, sometimes whole-wheat popovers, sometimes toast. What really made those breakfasts special, though, were the stories.
The 1920s influence is still seen in today 's culture, many people still embrace the 1920s as an age of great change and individualism. This age made woman who they are today, not only through fashion but by breaking down barriers to new forms of lifestyles not discovered by the common people. Not only was fashion used to express the rebellious lifestyle but today it is used to express who people are and where they come from as in what their occupation is as well as gender and race. Without the fashion of the 1920s fashion would be but a synonym for clothing and would have no meaning or power towards it. Therefore the 1920s was the most influential time period for men and woman’s fashion but mostly woman’s fashion because it broke boundaries so that women could succede
Her high school days — aside from term papers, book reports, and science projects — were filled with the things that girls of the ‘50s enjoyed most: bunkin’ parties, football games, sock hops, “going steady,” drive-in movies and watching “The Ed Sullivan Show.” She loved the important details of fashion, including saddle shoes,
“My Father’s Song” describes the close, tender relationship between a father and his son, while “Those Winter Sundays” depicts a more distant, strained relationship between the father and his family. Ortiz’s lively descriptions of pleasant memories, illustrate how the father’s interactions with his son reveal his love and strengthen their relationship. A darker, emotionless tone fills Hayden’s poem as he emphasizes a father’s austere, yet sacrificial love toward his family. These poems both set different examples of how some families choose live out the bond between one
Fashion in the 20s Men’s fashion consisted of the loss of constant formal attire, and the introduction of more casual wear. It even became acceptable for men to be seen in athletic wear. The most remarkable change was the evolution of women’s fashion- the introduction of the “flapper”.
so I hugged him back. He asked me if he could pick me up in the morning. So i said yes and walked inside up to my room, got in my pajamas and went to bed. The next morning I got dressed, I put on a black tink top, a jean jacket, jeans, with boots. I went down stairs and when I got to the bottom I see my Daddy and Georgia (my biological mother, that left after I was born).”
Oatmeal and eggs were often rotated as dinner and breakfast. These are memories that John works to prevent other children in America from having. The other day a tow truck pulled up outside the Cafe and hooked up a late model sedan that had been illegally parked for 2 days outside the shop next door. Someone finally called the tow truck company since there were keys in the ignition, and it appeared the car had been abandoned.
The Tide detergent bottle gradually moved back and forth, as my father’s elbow creaked, refusing to cooperate. “It’s my own way of physical therapy, you see,” my father boasted. “If I keep it up, I think I’ll be able to move my elbow by the end of the month.” “Yeah,” I whispered, keeping my voice low, because I knew my mother was shut-away in the other room. The lights were off, the door was closed, and she barricaded each ear with a pillow to block out any sound that might further trigger her migraine.
Author Erica Funkhouser’s speaker, the child of the farm laborer, sets the tone in “My Father’s Lunch,” through their narrative recount of the lunch traditions set by their father preceding the end of a hard days worth of work. The lunch hour was a reward that the children anticipated; “for now he was ours” (14). The children are pleased by the felicity of the lunch, describing the “old meal / with the patina of a dream” (38-39) and describing their sensibilities as “provisional peace” (45). Overall, the tone of the poem is one of a positive element, reinforced by gratitude.