Thursday, April 14, 2016

Grandmothers Club!

Mrs. F.L. Hanlin, President of the North Hollywood Grandmothers Club. Valley Times, 1963. Corsages for everyone!

Once again, while perusing the Los Angeles Public Library photo collection, I came across a group of photos from the late 1950s and early 1960s depicting the National Federation of Grandmothers Club of America. There's a club for that?  Wow! 
I just love the fancy dresses and hair-styles of all these lovely ladies! Grandmas sure look different today!
Officers of the Verdugo Hills Grandmothers Club, Valley  Times, 1958. The lady with the gavel in her hand (lower right) must be the new president!

The Grandmothers Club was founded in 1938 to help with the welfare and health of children and grandchildren everywhere. It seems that the various chapters of these clubs around the country raised money for medical research relating to childhood diseases. A noble cause!  I checked the current website and there are chapters around the country. The group for California is located in Pomona. I'm guessing that the grandmothers of the Los Angeles area have filtered their charity activities into other groups.
I particularly like the photo below. The caption reads, "Meeting to discuss plans for annual Festival of Friendship."
Planning Meeting. Valley Times, 1958. Look at that fancy crocheted tablecloth in progress!
I think for our next Stitch 'n Bitch we should all wear party dresses, corsages and pearls!

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