Monday, July 4, 2011

4 July 1957 “Independence Day and Chicken for a Pic-Nic”

familypicnic Today is Independence Day here in America. We celebrate in many ways, but the main often involves parades, picnics, and fireworks.

Last year we attended our local town parade and were rather sad. The ‘floats’ were simply cars and trucks pulling trailers with signs that took all of 10 minutes to make. And peopled with t-shrit wearing, giant plastic water cann0n toting individuals who felt the need to literally pelt the crowds with gushers of water. In today’s digital world of expensive cameras and phones always out and being used, I thought it an odd mix. There was no thought or time put into it.  Gussie and I felt over dressed even though we were simply wearing cotton dresses white cotton gloves and hats. Ah, to be out of time…I enjoyed some of the older cars and such, but overall was rather sad.

Here is an amazing parade from 1957, much thought and time and effort went into these floats, that is for sure.

As many will be enjoying fried chicken, a staple of the American pic-nic, I thought I’d share this article on it with you. Enjoy:chicken1 chicken2chicken3

Enjoy your day. There is no Daily Vintage News for today.

Happy Homemaking.


  1. This would be a good day to pull out the old home movies and see how we used to celebrate.
    Happy 4th of July!

  2. Oh, I remember your post about last years 4th celebration on your town. I'm lucky to live in a town that has a real parade. You may have still felt a bit overdressed in hats and gloves but I saw a good many cute (and appropriate, I must add) dresses today. Many young girls were wearing them too-not just the mothers, grannies, and toddlers. I wore a festive outfit of cropped jeans and woven top that had red, white, and blue. My son (wearing blue and white madras shorts and a red polo shirt, in case you're wondering what little boys wear on the 4th in my neck of the woods) and I rode our bikes and I hate when my skirt flips up from the wind when we ride. It was so hot I wished I wore a dress or a skirt though!

    I hope you had a nice day!

    Sarah H.


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