Monday, January 16, 2012

Grandma's Cat Eye Glasses

Our son helped hubby bring my OKC Grandma's buffet down from the old house. I will now be able to display my Fire King and Restaurant Ware. I somehow ended up with Aunt Maggie's set of yellow china that will look pretty in there as well. After dinner we looked at old pictures where I found this one of my Grandma and me when we lived in the little house behind Aunt Maggie's. Check out Grandma's glasses. Apparently they were very fashionable back in the fifties.

Look at my leg - it looks like I had Rickets.
I couldn't have - I was raised on Pet Milk.
My sister brought me two pair of Grandma's old glasses. One has little rhinestones on the frames and the other has a butterfly at the peak of the rims. They weigh a ton - well at least ten or twelve ounces. Slight exaggeration. I weighed them and they each weigh three ounces.

I almost like the ones on top.

My little Sierra tried on the pair on top. I took a picture but I better not post it. She would be really upset about it once she becomes a teenager.

Instead, here is a picture of her playing checkers with her Papa. She is a pretty good checker player.

And Konstance and Sierra with their iPods. They are amazingly good on them. They got iTunes cards for Christmas they have yet to use. Konstance's theory is...why pay for it when you can get it on YouTube.

It was a good day.


  1. My grandma had similar glasses! Very sweet pics this a.m.

  2. Hi,

    My Mom had glasses like that, too. :) I wish I could see her wearing them now.

    Nice memories.


  3. my mother had those types of glasses, and my sister wore cat-eyes too until high school. :)

  4. Looked to be a perfect day to me.

    Yep, my Mom had her share of cat eye glasses and when I was in forth did I. I know...I'm THAT old! Heeehehehhe!

    God bless ya and have yourself an outstandin' day sweetie!!! :o)

  5. Aren't you a sweet Granmom for not publishing the picture of your grandchild wearing the glasses?! I know she appreciated that. I LOVE the two pairs of glasses, and am so happy for you that you have them (and the hutch, too!) I especially love the butterfly pair!

  6. If we didn't have rhinestones, we weren't living!

    Bet kid-ling had a good time trying the oldies on tho.
    Have an awesome week ~
    TTFN ~

  7. I had sunglasses like that in my teens. Didn't have to wear glasses until my late 50's.
    These kids are so smart even our g-grand boys 3 and 4 can play games on the phones.

  8. Hmmm you last sentence is in complete opposition to my post today. lol Glad you had a nice day.
    p.s. you were a lucky winner on my last drawing : )

  9. Such a cute picture and the glasses are "awesome"! I'll be looking forward to seeing your Fire King collection.

  10. You could get one of the pairs of glasses retrofitted into fabulous sunglasses! I'll bet the weight is mostly the old-fashioned lenses.

    Off-topic, I would LOVE it if you'd send me the hardware your husband picks up! I can't find an email for you; mine is mpc7000(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!