Warm fuzzys and feathers.

I’m feeling happy today!  First is I have a good joke on me in my head.  I showed my sister-in-law my bonnet.

And she laughed!

She laughed when she saw it because she thought of this….

Prissy...the widow hen from Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.

Now, since I once dressed as a chicken for work I am having trouble not imagining the bonnet on this….

I'm the chicken on the left.

It makes me laugh thinking of wearing that beak with that bonnet.  May be I will pack it in my reticule for my photo shoot in May….

The other thing that made me happy is an up date to an earlier post.  I posted this cabinet card in March.

Nice couple.

The card came with the couple’s name and with a google search I found the couple and I posted a comment on a geneology site asking if they were part of the family and offered to return them to family.  That just seems right to me.  Well, today a cousin of theirs contacted me and left a way for me to get in contact with them.  Nice!  I hope to get the mailing address soon and return these two to family.  It is a happy place for me today!

The Chicken Costume

I wish I could say that I have plenty of opportunities to wear period costumes.  Alas, I do not.  But, I have plenty of opportunities to wear costumes in my job.  In fact, the folks in my seniors home are disappointed when I fail to show up in one!

I find wearing a costume quite freeing.  People look at you and know you are not dressed normally so they don’t expect you to behave normally.  If I walk up to someone I barely know and give them a big hug they will be calling to cops.  But if I dress like this….

Myself on the left and my coworker on the right.

Ok…likely they’d still call a cop but at work I can get away with this.  How did I achieve this glorious look?  I found a white skirt and hoodie at a second-hand store.  I bought the white face paint, chicken beak, stockings and feather boa at a store that specializes in costumes and party supplies.  I also bought angel wings at the same store.  I pinned the feather boa to the front of the hoodie.  I choose pinning over sewing as it would make it easy for me to use the hoodie later for mucking about the house.  I used a big red glittery plastic leaf on the hood to represent the comb (that was also pinned on).  The crowning glory was the feet.  I took the yellow plastic dish scrubbing gloves that I found at a garage sale and I stuffed the fingers with toilet paper.  I then slid the gloves over a pair of shoes.  Ta Da…chicken feet!