Padi Goes Camping

We traveled a lot when I was a kid. My parents hardly ever stayed in hotels or ate in restaurants. When you're young and money is tight, camping's an ideal way to travel. And clearly it's not incompatible with rocking the hairdo.

Here's my mother in June of 1957. I was four months old. Judging from all the dead soldiers on the table, I was probably in the tent sleeping off a cola drunk.


  1. how does that woman keep her hair and lipstick so perfect while camping?

  2. Mysterious Arts of the 1950s Toilette, lost to us now in the dim mists of time.