Still think things were better way back when? I give you this holiday and party-related trivia I dug up for my book Good Old Days, My Ass. Trust me—you’ll be glad you’re celebrating Christmas, Halloween and other holidays in the 21st century instead of the 19th.
Ho, Ho, No!
Redcoat and green.
Three boys on porch steps cutting faces in pumpkins, 1917. Photo from the Library of Congress.
No treats, no trickery.
Conjuring Mr. Right.
We could be carving carrots instead of pumpkins.
Sugar’s probably not the best way to calm them.
Life of the Party
A happy New Year 1867 – a happy New Year 1917 from the Library of Congress.
So much for birthday cake…
Money can’t buy manners.