These things are from another box I opened and belonged to my Mom.
Fur was treasured and loved by women in her time. I remember all the conversations women had about fur and how envious one was in front of another when they did get something in fur.
Mink , fox, possum, coon and sable
was on every womans' list for Christmas presents.
The hat in the center under the collar, is totally made of tails.
When I count how many tails, I get shell shocked.
My Uncle worked in furs in New York but he never bought his wife a fur coat and she was very angry at him lol
Finally she went with her friend and they each got the same black mink coat, when the prices went down.
My Dad got my Mother a few things but she treasured them and hardly ever wore them.
When they did have a special occasion , she was always so happy to know she was ready for them.
Later she would not wear them for fear animal activists would throw paint at her.lol
Knowing she never wore her things, many people tried to get her things away from her by asking her to donate them to other relatives who could not afford fur lol
She would get extremely upset with them and say why don't they donate their fur?
Why are they so obsessed with my stuff? They had a lot more stuff than she did.
But this is the way people were in those days.
Sometimes it doesn't pay to buy things like this for reasons other than killing of an animal.
I don't think anything can ever compare to animal skins.
Bikers wear them and I remember we had one farmer who would walk along the highway in 90 degree weather with a fur coat made of buffalo over him.
Apart from the fact buffalo skins stink when wet, people thought he was crazy, until, that is, we found out that he stayed cooler in that coat than we did without it.
One thing about farmers, is you can't under estimate them.lol
Fur, love it or hate it,it has its' uses. In freezing weather, we know why animals can survive outside, when man gets frost bite.
Why do cats eat fur balls you might ask?? - Well might be because they love a good gag!
A mother and a daughter went shopping, when the mother sees an expensive fur coat in a store window.
She said, "I think that I will buy my own present this year for Christmas, instead of making you and Dad shop for me."
The daughter nods OK sounds good.
"And I think this fur coat would be perfect too." the Mother added.
to which, the daughter's eye brows raised said, "But Mom, some helpless, poor, dumb creature has to suffer for you to have this."
"Don't worry, honey," says the mother. "Your father won't get the bill for a couple of weeks."
A man in a bar has a couple of beers and the bartender tells him he owes $6.50.
"But I paid, don't you remember?" says the customer.
"Okay," says the bartender, "if you said you paid, you did."
The man then goes outside and tells the first person he sees that the bartender can't keep track of whether his customers have paid.
The second man then ruses in, orders a beer and later pulls the same stunt.
The barkeeper replies, "If you say you paid, I'll take your word for it."
Soon the customer goes into the street, sees an old friend, and tells him how to get free drinks.
The man hurries into the bar and begins to drink highballs when suddenly,
the bartender leans over and says, "You know, a funny thing happened in here tonight. Two men were drinking beer, neither paid and both claimed that they did. The next guy who tries that is going to get punched right on the face."
"Don't bother me with your troubles," the final patron responds. "Just give me my change and I'll be on my way."