Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Way Back Machine


Martha Z., my Grandmother, Edna Y.

The time: Late 1960's
The place: Playboy Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin


My grandmother and her two friends were having a girl's weekend. They often went to nightclubs together to see their favorite musicians. I was pretty surprised that the back of the photo revealed the location - the now-defunct Playboy Club Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

It was a nice hotel complex and entertainment venue and the ladies were probably their to see someone like Tony Bennett. Years previous they would travel into Chicago to the Chez Paree nightclub and enjoy an evening in their finest party clothes. Once they saw Nat King Cole and my grandmother sweet talked a member of the staff to let her go backstage where she met Nat, his mother and his wife.

On this sunny day they were just enjoying each other's company and looking forward to a show.

NOTE: The winner of the apron giveaway will be announced tomorrow morning at the Monday Morning Staff Meeting. It's OK to attend in your pajamas.

14 comments:

Becky said...

great pic! They're all spiffed up and ready to rock! Way cool. Thanks for sharing. Becky

Vee said...

What a lovely trio of gals! I love their clothes...so springy and pink. I'd like to make half the showing when I get dressed up, which is so rare as it must include a groom. ;>

Okay, I'll be at staff meeting first thing wearing my pjs, of course.

okiesister said...

What a sassy shot of some Golden Girls.
Tom Jones was also a popular concert choice.

Bridgett said...

Don't you just love how they are all dressed up? It looks like fun! I wish I were there!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This reminds me of some old pictures of my mom and grandmother - I need to look those up. :) blessings, marlene

Susan said...

Love the way they dressed up back then, hats and all.

Susan said...

Oh oh..maybe Martha is not wearing a hat afterall. Just that nice poofy hairdo.

Mary said...

Your pictures brought back a flood of memories! Do you remember the girdles the gals use to wear with their creations. Oh, my.

Louise said...

This photo SCREAMS "fun!" How fun and adventuresome these women were!

lifeinredshoes said...

I'll bet those gals were a barrel of laughs!
Fingers crossed for tomorrow morning!!!!!!

Trish said...

Hee hee...I love the dark shades! Wonderful shot and look at that pink!

Kitty said...

I'll bet Edna was the ringleader of that group! Girls just wanna have fun!

Merisi said...

Love the outfits!
I would not hesitate to wear the one to the right today.

Heather said...

Their dresses make me sooooo HAPPY!!! I love that they were at the Playboy Club Resort. That's good stuff.