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From: Mary Mills <>
Subject: Re: Women's costumes (was Kilts)
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 06:28:34 -0600
Are you sure those chicks weren't dropped from a helicopter? Remember
that show? Mary
> Hi, re the thread on women -- does anyone have a book
> with a picture of the women's outfit? If so can
> I get a copy somehow? My sister does costume and
> pattern design. She says if she has a picture she can
> make one. I want one.
> She has a home-based business of making costumes.
> I think she inherited the "sewing gene" from our
> grandmother Eva Kelly. My grandmother won a prize
> in the 1940's from a New York radio station that
> was looking for "Weird things". A neighbor "turned
> in" my grandmother. It appears the chickens caught
> a disease and lost their feathers. They were cold.
> My grandmother sewed little outfits for them. They
> were custom fitted. So we have a photo of my grannie
> in New York next to a chicken in a shirt and pants.
> With such people for your ancestors -- who knows
> what we will do?? Just some inspiring oral history.
> Linda Merle