Remember my Christmas present to myself was the 1950s magazines I found at the consignment store? Here is an advertisement I found in the March 1956 issue of Good Housekeeping. I am not loving the "salad bowl" hat but you have got to admit our mothers were stylish. I imagine she was headed out the door for a garden party or to play bridge with her friends. This was back in the days that mothers did not have to get out and work every day. It was also in the days that mothers did not get to go out and work every day. Why couldn't there be a happy medium....like work only when you want to?