Wednesday, April 13, 2011
B is for Blowing Bubbles!!
The Rogue Speaks:
It's Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny's Blog and here is my contribution for this week. Since the theme is Alphabet Soup, it was suggested that we re-print one of our favorite letters from the last 26 weeks. I am choosing the letter "B." If you have already read this, do me a favor and read some other bloggers' offerings from Jenny's site.
I just love those little bottles of bubble stuff with the wands in them! I could sit outside for hours and blow bubbles! I actually have several bottles in my closet in case I need a bubble fix.
I was three years old when the bubble craze exploded in the U.S. The photo above appeared in Life Magazine in 1945 (Oh, CRAP! No rocket surgery to figure my age!). The gentleman on the left happens to be my grandfather. The photographer was my father, who worked for Time/Life.
In 1945, people frequently made their own bubble stuff, and used an empty thread spool for a wand. Ivory Soap flakes made the best bubble stuff. I don't even know if it is still on the market. One can still make bubble stuff with liquid detergent and a little glycerin. You can pour the stuff in a plastic dish pan, expand a coat hanger, and make GIANT bubbles! I prefer the little ones, though. The stay aloft longer, and give dogs and little children something to chase!
I hope you have enjoyed revisiting my letter "B" post. Next week, we begin with the letter A again. Hmmm--What should I write about?? Oh, well I know I'll come up with something!!