Time Travel - the 1920s

This is my second list this week. Part one is Party City Shopping
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    Last Saturday I went to a party! I don't go to a lot of parties. ๐ŸŽ‰ I am an introvert with Aspergers and much prefer to stay home. But this was a fundraiser with a 1920s theme. I had to go! I must! I will!
    I did! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Even though the tickets cost $50 and I am currently unemployed. I invited my eldest sister to go along with me and with her help got into the spirit of things. The 1920s is one of my favourite decades.
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    Did you know that the comic Blonde & Dagwood started in 1930 but was based on the earlier era of 1920. Blonde started out as a flapper who fell in love with rich playboy Dagwood. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ”ฅ
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    Almost ninety years later and they are still in love. ๐Ÿ˜
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    The word speakeasy comes from the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public so as not to attract the attention of the police or neighbours about the place. Nobody wanted a raid! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿผ You needed a password to get in. The evening's password was bootleg. Shh.
    because it was.
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    A soirรฉe is an evening party for conversation or music. ๐ŸŽถ
    I wanted to look like this but unfortunately I don't have the body for it. My sister went as a flapper. I went as a gun-moll. I was more Ma Barker than Bonnie. http://mentalfloss.com/article/58626/10-female-gangsters-you-should-know-about
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    Because it was icy and cold and we planned to drink we took advantage of the free car service that a local car dealer was providing.
    Gangster Bugsy was an equal opportunity mobster. A young lady picked us up and a middle aged man drove us home. Thanks for the rides Bugsy! ๐Ÿš™
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    Here is my sister, the elegant flapper, posing in a vintage car in front of the old post office. The car usually resides on the grounds of the local history museum.
    The fur coat is a vintage find her daughter bought at Value Village for a Halloween costume a few years back. My eldest sister always knows how to dress for the occasion.
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    Inside there were gambling tables set up in front of the no longer used post office boxes. The gambling happened much later in the evening. ๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŽฒ
    We didn't gamble at the tables but we did purchase poker chips for the raffles. The chips were $5 each. There were amazing raffle prizes: paintings, wine, hockey sweaters and bespoke jewellery. ๐Ÿ“ฟ๐Ÿ’ We didn't win anything!
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    The drinks were named after 1920s events and gangsters . Buster Keaton played silently on the big screen in the corner of the room. ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿ“ฝ A jazz band played after supper and there were tap dancing show girls at intermission. ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽค
    Anyone for a machine gun fizz? ๐Ÿพ
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    There was a dance floor but not many people were dancing before we left.
    Nobody danced the Charleston or the Turkey Troy. The museum or dance studio should have offered lessons before the event. https://youtu.be/psch9N4PmO4
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    This is the Bonnie & Clyde.
    I had two of them. I would have had more but they were $5 each and honestly I don't really drink. I had one during the cocktail hour and one after supper. I spent $15 for the whole evening which is what I had budgeted. I'm a cheap date ๐Ÿ™„
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    The table centrepieces
    were white candelabras
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    and high towering black and white feathers.
    We moved our feathery centrepiece later so that we could talk to our table companions - two women about our age who had brought their mothers. We were a table of six single women having a satisfying fun time. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ซ
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    Another picture of my sister
    posing in front of a circa 1920s davenport. There was a fringed lamp on one side of it and a victrola on the other. A victrola is a wind-up record player.
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    The costumes were amazing.
    Here is a mother and son. I love his colourful striped suit. There is a gangster lurking in the background and also a couple canoodling or perhaps setting up a secret tryst. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    This couple came in their bathing costumes.
    She was in red and he was in blue. Notice his moustache and bowler hat.
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    Can you believe that people use to swim in this much clothing? ๐Ÿ‘™
    There was also a man wearing a vintage golfing outfit that I did not get a picture of. Most of the others were dressed as flappers and gangsters.
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    Here is a 1920s farm wife.
    She is in the city enjoying a rare moment of rest and relaxation. ๐Ÿ˜‰ She appears to have some sort of future technology in her hands (perhaps she is a time traveller as well)! ๐Ÿ˜œ
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    Here is a table of mobsters and gun-molls.
    The man all in white is a local politician. He looks very dapper.
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    Here is one of the cigarette girls. They were on their feet all evening!
    They did not sell cigarettes. They sold us the poker chips for gambling and raffles.
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    Here is my sister posing with her cigarette holder.
    One of the ladies at our table was a smoker and borrowed a cigarette holder to try it out. The smokers went outside to smoke. ๐ŸšฌBrr. She reported back that the holder was not practical. Nobody quite knew how to use it or why people used them in the 20s. Were they pretence or practical?
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    More display items by the gambling tables. Most of these items were provided by the local history museum.
    Supper was, of course, an Italian meal. There were three types of pasta and an amazing tomato salad. Desserts were cupcakes and trifles. The main course was vegetarian so therefore not decade accurate. ๐Ÿ I'm sure gangsters ate meat! We should of had steak.
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    Here is an arty picture of my fan and poker chips.
    It was a pleasant evening but by 10:30 I was ready to go home.
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    Here is some of the other detritus at the end of the evening. My sister's boa kept shedding as did everyone else's. The floor was littered with red, white, and black feathers which seemed to be the main colour theme of the evening.๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
    4 hours and I was done. That's about as much fun as I can take!
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    Here is a picture of me and my much more elegant sister. I love my fox and had fun making the headpiece but I am not one of the pretty sisters.