IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

ON BLISTERED FEET.
---Alice Abrams

Monday, March 26, 2007

"During the war, The Springs Cotton Mills was called upon to develop a crease-proof cotton fabric. It was used with great success as a backing for maps, photographs, and other valuable assets. This fabric has been further perfected and made available to the ham hamper and lung lug trade.
Whether you are on Capitol Hill for business or pleasure bent, you need not eat off the mantel if you have your foundation covered with SPRINGMAID POKER, woven of combed yards 37" wide, 152x68 count, in tearose, white, nude, and black, light and medium gauge.
If you bruise easily, you can face the future confidently with the SPRINGMAID trademark."

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I travelled through so many photos of springs - industrial-type springs, Palm Springs, hot springs, springs all over the states and the world. I looked through poems (Mo, I'm so anal about these things!!!), but I thought this photo was unique and I liked the accompanying story. Some of the language is archaic: what is a "ham hamper" or a "lung lug trade?"
Anyway, as we all know, during wartime a lot of things are discovered or improved upon. Consider plastic surgery and the treatment of burn patients. Those things came about due to horrendous injuries our troops suffered but they have benefited all of mankind, everywhere!
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I have to add a quote because a snippet of it is in my header:
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest. "
---Alexander Pope

18 comments:

Crazy Working Mom said...

What a great post! :)
I loved it.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by.
Happy Monday.

Akelamalu said...

Great post.

Jamie said...

Now that was fascinating. I love these little historical things. You might want to go check your link at Mo's it's coming up incomplete when you click on it. (have to add the dot com part).

Last Minute Lyn said...

nice take on this weeks theme

Loving Annie said...

Good Monday morning Gracie ! Enjoy Spring !

Skittles said...

Wow.. that was cool. We might have to looked up those phrases!

Desert Songbird said...

Great post, Gracie! I was going to do some "research" for my post, but then just settled on mine out of sheer laziness.

Great job.

Comedy + said...

Amazing Gracie: I think this is great. It's a look at advertising from long ago. I too had the same trouble figuring out what to do. Being the first time and all. I need to incorporate humor in my stuff from now on. Already been called on it by RT and rightly so. Happy MM

SGT DUB said...

a very different post than I've read on any other MM. great job.

Sarge Charlie said...

good manic monday, I learned something......

Sarge Charlie said...

Did you get the HTML for the slide show, I think it would be nice on you sidebar.

Katie said...

Great post! Perfect for my rainy day here in Oklahoma. Thanks! :)

Morgen said...

I love the Springs fabric post: okay what is a lung lug?????
And also the tie-in to your quote!
Great MM!
cheers,
Manic Mo

Sarge Charlie said...

It looks great to me, I have a 12" laptop, you did clip part of the edge but it looks good. This award will only go to special people.

Sanni said...

Very creative, Gracie - I love it!
Thanks for sharing and for stopping by earlier today. I´m glad you liked my cruise! Have a great day =)

Michele said...

I throughly enjoyed this post. It was a learning experience for me.

Travis said...

I learned something. This is a fantastic post and very creative.

Imma ( Alice) said...

Very well done, Gracie. I actually have a wooden tray that has the Springmaid Fabrics picture on it... the small pic within the large one that you posted here. It's not in color though, like the photo you posted, but it's still the same one. I never even thought of it when I did my post, lol.