Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WWII Weekend 2010

Whew! What a weekend! I had a blast spending three days in 1944. I was there from 7 am on Friday until 6 pm on Sunday. Since I was there early every morning I got a chance to take some pictures without the usual spectators. (Not the shoes- although there were plenty of those to be seen, including mine on Sunday!)

I dressed vintage every day, the challenge being finding outfits that were comfortable and easy to work in (I had a table in the hangar to set up every day) as well as looking period. I think I did OK, but there were plenty of guys & gals that did it much better than I, as well as many that didn't. (Cargo shorts and boonie hats seemed to be the uniform of the average tourist...)

I don't have any photos of myself- so I'll have to describe it:
Friday- a red, white & blue plaid day dress with a navy blue straw picture hat (i.e. broad-brimmed), navy keds, blue & white driving gloves (these had leather palms so I could handle money), red beaded necklace and red, white& blue beaded bracelet.

Saturday- the best outfit of the lot, IMHO- a white & blue cotton dress (deadstock 40s- first time it was worn) with the same hat & gloves & necklace, red wedges, red carved bakelite bracelet, V for victory pin and red sweetheart pin. USAF General "Boots" Blesse (double ace in the Korean War) hit on me while I was in this outfit, so I took that as a compliment! ;)

Sunday- I broke out the Swirl (pink seersucker with embroidered cherries), changed to a brown picture hat without a crown (open on top), tan & white spectator oxfords, pearls & white gloves. I wish I had some pictures to show, but I know several people took photos of me with my kids that day (they were dressed in vintage too) so maybe I'll see one I can share with you.

Enjoy the photos I took of the re-enactors, and if you were there, please leave a comment or post some photos on your blog! If not- start planning for next year!


  1. Wow, they do it up better than my local Air Shows!

  2. Wow, that is just beyond cool! And how DARE you not take your camera and have someone take pictures of you!!! Those outfits sound incredible, girlfriend.

  3. :) I know some people did take pix, I just have to get them to send them to me.

  4. Sounds like you had a great time! I went to this show several years ago and I've been wanting to go back ever since!

  5. I do wish we'd been able to go! Maybe next year...I only seem to manage every 4 or so years. Better than never going.

    Thanks for posting about it.