Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It's raining down south!

Southeast of Boston, that is.  Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day, Marash Girl wants to play on Martha's Vineyard!

Let's see, now.  In junior high school, Marash Girl and her compatriots would warn each other with the words, "It's snowing down south!"

Do you guys have any idea what THAT meant?

It was the warning that someone's slip was showing!

What's a slip, you ask?  No, not a slip of the tongue.  No, not a slip on the ice.

A slip was a silk or cotton or rayon underskirt that all women would wear (before the 1960's) so as not to reveal the shape of their legs should a light shine through their skirts from behind (or in front), or worse yet, should the wind blow!


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