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My First Tat Talk!!! Tee Hee!!!!

Carol Tenwalde

Love in the 1940's!

We have all read stories about the women in the 1940's and how they really stepped in during the War as their fathers, brothers and boyfriends  were off fighting. So I thought I would share with you one very unusual thing my Mother and her Sister did to remember and pledge themselves to their soon to be husbands...

Considering the death and destruction of WWII this may seem very trivial so I first have to tell you that both my mom and her sister worked grueling days on a Ford assembling line in Lima, Ohio. But they were young, pretty and in love so here is what they did on the weekends.

Mom's love was my Dad, Bob and her sister's love was Bud. Neither Bud nor my Dad had any money before they got shipped out for a ring to pledge themselves. So the girls but their heads together and came up with a very inexpensive way to pledge themselves.  Wait for it..... Tanning Tattoos. The most expensive part was mailing the pictures to the front. Here's an example:

Fortunately, they tanned quickly. Not like me, whose tan color is searing red (like my Dad). The hardest part was getting the masking tape exact each week. But don't you think this was clever? My Dad carried the pic of my BOB tattooed Mom in his wallet until he died. Sadly, I don't have the picture. Wonder where it is?


I am participating along with 155 other artist in the Desert Foothills Land  Trust Auction that has started and runs thru May 10. If you would like to register and bid on please click the pic below:

If you would like to see a short video of the Jurors Awards Winners for the auction, Click HERE!

There's no such thing as too much BLING!! 

Be Safe and Let's Chat Soon,
Carol

PS If you know of anyone who might enjoy this romp, please sign them up HERE!



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  • Charlie Doepker on

    Tom relayed a story in an email that you’d sent to him about Simon & Garfunkel, that piqued my interest, so I looked you up and found this site, and this story. It brought tears to my eyes . . . . .really. Jane and I had been married for 16 years when I was deployed, so no need for a “tattoo.” Thanks for sharing this story. I was moved . . .
    Charlie
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