I began to carry a wallet right after graduating from high school in 1935. I've seen little girls playing dress up and carrying a tiny purse so they look like "mommy." What would my grandfather say if he could look into my wallet today? Would my grandmother recognize what she would find in her great-granddaughter's purse now in 2013? Before 1935 there was no need to carry a wallet. Any young man could go downtown to a large movie theater and his admission plus the cost of bus or streetcar fare both ways would amount to less than one dollar.
often had a watch pocket sewn into the waistband. That pocket could
carry a watch or it could be used to carry small change in amounts of a
dollar or less. The only other thing a man might carry would be bus or
streetcar tickets. Even now, I often wish my pants came with that little
watch pocket. If a man wore a vest, he would have four small pockets
that could carry everything he might need.
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around 1938 and before that no one even heard of carrying a Social
Security card around all the time. Now, that card is a universal
identity card and must be guarded against identity theft. Before
automobiles were mass produced,You Can Find Comprehensive and in-Depth solarlight
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you can't leave home without one. If you drive a car, you must have
liability insurance and carry with you proof that you have it. You also
must carry a document that provides proof of registration and ownership
of your car. In the good old days, you really didn't need to carry proof
of identification. People lived in small towns or in local
neighborhoods in larger cities and the police and merchants knew
everyone in the town.
Can you imagine needing a license to drive
a horse drawn wagon and proof of liability insurance if your horse
kicked someone? In Wild West days, if you were riding a horse that was
not yours, you might end up being the guest at a "necktie party" held
under the nearest overhanging tree limb.
If you bought something
and didn't have cash to pay for it, the store owner might "put it on
the book" meaning he would let you pay for it later, usually on payday. A
record of what you owed would be kept in the storekeeper's little book
usually written with a lead pencil. After that, some larger stores
issued charge-a-plates. They were made of aluminum and would print your
name and account number on a sales ticket to keep a record of how much
you owed. Now we do that all the time with plastic credit cards. One
charge-a-plate could be used in several stores just like a credit card
except that now many people carry more than one credit card.
have my first library card, issued in 1931. I don't know when libraries
began using cards. Libraries are pretty old, but I wonder if there was
much need of keeping records of who borrowed what book and when it was
supposed to be returned. Now I carry a fancy plastic library card that
allows me to borrow books from almost any library in the state.
long time ago, a man might have some $2 bills in his wallet. They were
known as racetrack money because the usual wager at the track was
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products. If you ask at your bank, they might have some of that
racetrack money or for special requests, they can get some for you. Long
ago, when I saw my first ever $100 bill, it was such a rare occasion, I
took a picture of it. Now, $50 and $100 bills come out of my wallet and
into a cash register without notice or comment. I'm sure my grandma
never saw either one.
I have an implanted pacemaker and I carry a
card in my wallet that contains information about it, if needed, in a
medical emergency. I also carry identification cards as proof of
prescription and hospital insurance coverage. I have a card that says
what my blood type is, but it's so tattered and worn I no longer carry
it in my wallet.
A wallet is a good place to carry a photo of
your sweetie, your wife, or your children. There is a story of the woman
who asked if her husband really loved her. He said he did and showed
her evidence of just how much by opening his wallet and letting her see
that he carried her picture right next to his money.
know as much about purses as I do about wallets, but I know ladies
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purse until after she died. Funny thing is, women will carry many things
in a purse, including a wallet. If I needed something like a paper
clip, ballpoint pen, toothpick, safety pin, or nail file, my wife would
always have one in her purse.
Some women carry a purse, others a
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fastened to the wrist with a strap and containing necessities such as
cosmetics and toiletries and maybe a few coins. Today, women who smoke,
carry cigarettes either in a pack or in a cigarette case, along with a
lighter or matches.
I met a young lady around 1938 who had just
cashed her paycheck and was carrying the money in her First National
Bank. For those who don't know, that means the cash was safely tucked
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like to carry pictures of their darling little grandchildren. For some,
that seems to be the most important thing in a purse. When my mother
was in her 80s, she was one of a group of widows that would go places
and do things together. They even went to Florida for a week. Card
parties and bingo were good entertainment for them. That's why my Mom's
purse held a deck of cards, dice, and a rosary.