If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Romans 10:9 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.John 3:16
(Who even knew this could be a day to celebrate in 2019?!!)
Everything below this line is from the
National Day Calendar.
STOCKING DAY – May 15
NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY
National Nylon Stocking Day is observed across the country
each year on May 15.
Many may not remember ever hearing the term “nylon stockings.”
Varying in color, design, and transparency, a nylon stocking (also known as
hose) is a close-fitting, variously elastic garment worn the same as socks or
Stockings worn before the 1890s were made of woven cloth such as
cotton, linen, wool or silk. Before the 1920s, women’s stockings were
worn for warmth. As hemlines of women’s dresses rose in the 1920s, women
began to wear stockings over their exposed legs. These 1920s stockings
were sheer, made first of silk or rayon, followed by nylon after 1940.
Chemical company DuPont’s introduction of nylon in 1939 began
a high demand for stockings in the United States. As nylon
stockings were inexpensive, durable and shear, up to 4 million pairs
would be purchased each day.
On February 11, 1942, as America entered World War II, DuPont
ceased production of nylon stockings and switching their focus to the
manufacture of parachutes, airplane cords and rope. This created a mass
shortage followed by a black market for stockings. At the end of World
War II, DuPont resumed production of the stockings but could not meet the
demand leading to nylon riots in American stores. In time, DuPont was able to
increase its output.
In the 1940s and 1950s, the first pantyhose made its appearance.
Film and theater productions had stockings sewn to the briefs of
actresses and dancers, as seen in popular films such as Daddy Long Legs. Unlike
stockings, pantyhose did not require a garter belt to hold the stockings
Pantyhose were introduced in 1959, providing a convenient
alternative to stockings which led to a decline in their sales. In 1970,
for the first time, United States sales of pantyhose exceeded stocking sales
and has remained the same ever since. In 1987, there was a slight
decline in sales in pantyhose due to the newly invented hold-ups. However, they
remain the most purchased kind of hosiery.
Everything above this line is from the
National Day Calendar site.
1.Do you (men don't have to answer) ever
wear stockings today? No, I do not.
2.Terri can remember her mom
wearing hose with the seam in the back. Do you have any memories of
those? I know they were there, but I don’t recall any of us wearing them. During the war, when stockings were scarce,
women would draw a line on their legs to simulate wearing stockings! How
far would you go to superficially fake something today? Probably not too far.I guess it would really depend on what I was
trying to “fake”.
3.Women actually rioted after WWII because Dupont couldn't keep up
with the demand for nylon stockings! Is there anything today you would
riot for if the supply dried up (other than basic food and water needs)? Can’t
think of anything
4.Pantyhose were first called Panty Legs. I'm sure we all have
worn pantyhose at one time or another (again, men don't have to answer).
Do you still have a pair or three in a drawer? No, I don’t think that I do.Do you wear them? Nope
5.This is also National Chocolate Chip Day. Perhaps
chocolate is something to riot for if we ran out? Joe's favorite cookie
is chocolate chip. What is yours? Homemade Chocolate Chip and if store bought –
Oreo Double Stuff
6.Please share something with us
about your week.I completed another baby blanket
last night, except I still have to work in the ends.I have so been enjoying crocheting
lately.Hoping to start a new project
tonight, although it will probably be done on the loom.I’m planning on getting my Etsy Shop opened
again soon, I hope.
here if you’d like to participate in the Wednesday Medley
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.