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Thursday, April 6, 2017

#ThursdayThoughts Guest Post by Janet Lyn

Good Morning Friends,

Well, Easter is just a week away (next Thursday is the beginning of the Holy Triduum) and with it, the eggcerpt exchange posts will be gone. I'm looking forward to sharing thoughts and treasures with you again myself.

Meanwhile, please welcome Janet Lyn back to our blog and let's see what she has to share with us...

Take it away Janet!

While writing our 1955, Skylar Drake Murder Mystery series each book's memories come back to the times I grew up. One memory that I think of often was how both my parents wore fashionable hats.
I grew up in New York and I remember my father always wore a hat when he took the train to work.
In the summer he wore a straw hat, in the winter a Fedora. I have clear visions of him leaving the in the  morning carrying his hat and putting it on outside as he left. I assume the Fedora was for warmth and the straw hat for shade.

My mother NEVER left the house without a hat, hats with straw brims for the summer and smaller wool hats in the winter.

Hats slowly fell out of favor, for men and women, as the 50s closed. My parents always followed the fashion trends and decreased the use of hats. Plus my father changed jobs, got a car and drivers license and drove to work. The top of the cars were lowered for style and getting his hat on and off was difficult. But...mother never went to church, weddings or social events without her hat and of course pure white gloves.

What an interesting topic and post Janet! I remember the ladies wearing mantilla's and Pillbox hats in church while we girls wore a smaller version of the lace covering on our heads.

 Published authors Janet Elizabeth Lynn and Will Zeilinger had been writing individually until they got together and wrote the SKYLAR DRAKE MURDER MYSTERY Series. These hard-boiled tales are based in old Hollywood of 1955.  Janet has published seven mystery novels and Will has three plus two short stories. Their world travels have sparked several ideas for murder and crime stories. This creative couple is married and live in Southern California.

Janet Elizabeth Lynn http://www.janetlynnauthor.com/
Will Zeilinger http://www.willzeilingerauthor.com/

Read an excerpt of their latest release, Desert Ice HERE and purchase at Amazon in PRINT or for KINDLE.

Hope you enjoyed today's post friends and that you'll join me each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time take care and God bless.

1 comment:

Kara O'Neal said...

These stories sound so interesting. I love murder mysteries. They were my favorite as a child and I've never tired of them.