‘Oh Dear’ Said Aunt Frances
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‘Oh Dear Said Aunt Frances
After we’d all seen the Queen, a new magazine came to be sold. The Queen, so it informed us, now wore the long straight sleeves – all the puckers and gathers had gone out of fashion. There was also an advertisement for the new face powder; it would be sent in a plain wrapper. Then the Aunts found what they wanted – the new curling tongs, so off Miss Carter went to Manchester to buy them. Aunt Frances was going out to tea with her new young man, so Aunt Mary said she would try them out on her. Aunt Mary heated the tongs and Mother read the instructions and Miss Carter made some tea. Then Aunt Mary clamped the tongs on Aunt Frances’s hair. My, it sizzled and a bit fell out, but when it was curled and piled up like Queen Alexandra’s she looked beautiful and when Mother saw her go with her young man, she said that she was sure he would propose to her, but Aunt Frances wouldn’t accept, because I heard Mother say that she really liked James Alfred, our Chemist, and the year was 1905.
Finished mounted size 20” x 21” Finished framed size 25” x 26”