I’ll Buy That!

Hi there, guys and dolls! My girls have great fun while doing research for my Poppy Cove Mysteries. Th3f890ad4167026b1f6f9827b5f661242e fourth and current work in progress is set in 1959. I thought you might enjoy some of the fine advertisements of the time.

Why not start your day with a coat or two with a new lighter shade of lipstick? Sherbety shades, velvety vanillas and intriguing icings are just waiting for you. And doesn’t Suzy Parker look so alluring, just as you will, too. It’ll set you up to deal with this darling child.Johnson & Johnson - 19590525 Life

Now what mother hasn’t wondered that it’s been too quiet for too long, that child must be up to something? Of course, I’m not one to judge if you’re letting your child get into the wood shed where he really could inflict some damage (that’s what growing up in the ’50’s was all about, right?), but I’ll certainly say that you’d be right to have plenty of first aid supplies around.

1959 Oldsmobile  Cdn -16-17Dealing with those trials and tribulations may make you want to get away from it all. Road trip, anyone? The ad says it all – dramatic! No point in6b3f84eaee1195ce27d86feaf9085e3e understating, if it’s Oldsmobile, it has to be a big deal.

Of course, nothing says more about a great escape than glamorous air travel. The luxury, the spaciousness, the lack of concern about turbulence and safety. It was the only way to fly, well the best way to fly, anyway.

And yes, oncePepsi-Ads_05 you are there a refreshing drink on the beach is in order. They do seem like wonderful people, don’t they? Just like you, dear readers.


Barbara Jean


About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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2 Responses to I’ll Buy That!

  1. ireneonorato says:

    Loved the post and the pictures. Reminded me of Fun With Dick and Jane, my grammar school readers.

    Liked by 1 person

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