This issue of Life magazine was published exactly 64 years ago, on March 29, 1948…my birthday! As serendipitous as its discovery in an enormous Arizona antique mall is the cover story’s subject – handbags – for which I have a personal weakness.
The magazine profiles Claire and Bob Kennedy, who cleverly converted an assortment of “prosaic items” into smart handbags. Prettying up breadbaskets, letter containers and delicatessen cheese boxes,
the two created swank accessories that “go with almost any daytime outfit and will blend with the bright-colored spring shoes already making their appearance.”
Handbags and shoes in the same sentence! … in my birthday issue of Life magazine…a prophesy of sorts, which must explain my fondness for both as special birthday gifts.
I would have been quite pleased with another bit of birthday arm candy, but this year, PC had something else in mind.
Happy Birthday to meeeee
Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeee
Happy Birthday lucky meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee