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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Do You Still Own Bobby Pins?

Oh my goodness I found zillions of them when I cleaned a drawer out. Only get in there a few times a year to get my hair dryer out. Went all the way to the bottom of the drawer and found a plastic bag full of bobby pins. Guess I thought I might need them some day. In the 50's and 60's I did need them. I set my daughters long hair on pin curls and mine too. I set (we called it rolling hair) older neighbor ladies hair at times too. I think it was the 70's when up-dos were popular and that took quite a few bobby pins. Then there was the hair-do for my daughters that I invented, it took bobby pins. I named it The Spider. I pulled their long hair into a pony tail and then separated into thick strands and pinned them all around their head with pin curls. To hide the bobby pins I pinned a small bow or hair clasp to match their dress over the pin curl. Wish I had taken a picture. They were cuter then they sound. Did I give those bobby pins to Good Will? No, probably no one wants them. Wonder if they will ever come back in fashion. Well I did transfer them from the old plastic bag into a little case and back into the drawer they went for someone to dispose of someday. Anyway I got bobby pins in case I ever need them.

5 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Pin curls were always nice. But I haven't used a bobby pin in years. But the memories are there like yours.

jack69 said...

No bobby pins at our house (In use) But I do find one occasionally.and save it. They are a good handy man's tool, I love 'em!
I bet the girls were cute.

Rose said...

I don't know, I may have a very few bobby pins...seems like there might be one or two here from something with Lorelei's hair.

S. J. Qualls said...

Yeah, I have a container with bobby pins. The last time I cut my hair, I tried making pin curls. It didn't work, but I kept the pins anyway ...

Mary Degli Esposti said...

There are certain(cheapy/flimsy)locks that open right up with a well-inserted & twisted bobby pin. Not that I would know from personal experience of course.