Sunday, March 11, 2007

Another "Old Florida" Postcard"

Someone asked for flamingos?

Bok Gardens in central Florida was one of my family's favorite destinations in the 1950s and 1960s for a
Singing Tower afternoon concert.

Mr. Bok was the influential editor of the Ladies' Home Journal at the forefront of the battle to convince women to turn their backs on hats fashionably decorated with feathers, feathers obtained at a high cost to their original owners. He was horrified to discover how many of his readers preferred the frivolity of fashion over concern for the welfare and conservation of birds.

His legacies include the preservation of some of Florida's lovelier residents and a magnificent park, where the carillon is still played daily.


more cows than people said...

GG- I caught your now, apparently, deleted post on my bloglines and I just wanted to say that this day made me want to vent to... I fear that perhaps my congregants will have found my leadership sloppy and disappointing today. i found the congregation terribly non-responsive and difficult to read. I found most everything about this day chaotic and frustrating. I understand the need to vent. Hope you feel better soon.

sunflowerkat said...

From feathers on hats to gas guzzling SUV' you think one of these days we'll finally learn that as individuals, we each have a responsibility to the environment?