Well, it’s nearly Father’s Day. Have you got Dad a pressie yet? Here are some ideas from the past.
1953: But only if he’s been really marvellous.
Truth (Brisbane) 1st September 1935: Faithful dog my his side. Beer in his hand. Wife mowing in her heels and 2 piece suit, Hmmmm…..
The Daily News 6th September 1941. I’m a bit confused about Cupid flying in the corner…what’s he got to do with socks? Is it because Dad will be so annoyed at receiving socks as a present that Cupid has to make him love them? And I was a bit confused about ‘Caterpillar Traction’… I was thinking creepy-crawlies until I saw the tank in the corner.
The Forbes Advocate 20th August 1954. Just remember, ‘What a man likes and what he is usually given are two very different things.’ So, Dad, do you really want shaving gear, clothes brushes, wallets, pocket knives or smoking paraphernalia? Actually, the Swiss army knife would be good!
The Advertiser 2nd September 1935. Foy’s Suggest… Shirts, shirts, shirts, pyjamas, socks, socks, sox (I thought they said sex for a moment), and still more socks, undies, knitwear, a tie or two, garters, hankerchiefs, braces, dressing gowns , lounge jackets, a leather kitbag, a Briar pipe or trousers. (What’s a leather kitbag?)
Well. It seems some things never change.
However, I think Dad would be concerned if I bought him a pipe, garters or braces!