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"No, it's not for Bundles for Britain. Guess again."
Tags:knitting, knit, knits, knitter, knitters, bundles for britain, war time, wwii, ww2, world war two, forties, 1940s, husband, husbands, wife, wives, baby clothes, pregnancy announcement, pregnancy, expecting, mom to be, moms to be, mum to be, mums to be, mother to be, mothers to be, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
"It's about the possibility of a raise, Mr. Oliphant."
"She didn't know what she was saying, Mr Kalish. Please believe me."
Tags:suitor, suitors, spurned suitor, spurned suitors, interfering mother, interfering mothers, interfering mum, interfering mums, interfering mom, interfering moms, dating, dates, courting, courtship, single, mother daughter relationship, mother daughter relationships, apartment block, apartment blocks, storm off, storming off, insulted, insults, insult, speaking for, speaking on behalf of, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940, forties, matchmaking, matchmaker
"Curtain going up. Third act – and the bitter disappointment it is."
Tags:theatre, theatres, theater, theaters, front of house, play, plays, bad play, bad plays, disappointing play, disappointing plays, disappointing, disappointment, disappointments, high society, 1940s, 40s, forties, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, announcement, announcements, spoiler, spoilers, bitter disappointment
"I turned my ankle and this gentleman was kind enough..."
Tags:twisted ankle, twisted ankles, turned ankle, mother, mothers, mother daughter relationship, disapproving mother, disapproving mothers, carried, carry, over the threshold, stranger, strangers, kindness of strangers, romance, romantic, romantic gesture, romantic gestures, chivalry, vintage, 1940s, 1940, forties
"This is the brother I told you guys about."
Tags:brother, brothers, big brother, big brothers, older brother, older brothers, little brother, little brothers, boasting, boast, boastful, proud, pride, back from the war, soldier, in uniform, uniformed, ww2 soldier, wwii soldier, world war two solider, world war 2 solider, ww2, wwii, word war ii, world war 2, world war two, vintage, 1940s, forties, wartime, children
"Oh, how sweet. I haven't seen any mother-daughter outfits since the late forties."
Tags:fashion, fashions, trend, trends, mother-daughter, mother, mothers, mum, mom, moms, mums, daughter, daughters, child, children, kid, kids, outfit, outfits, mother-daughter outfit, mother daughter outfit, mother-daughter outfits, mother daughter outfits, forties, late forties, trend, trends, trendy, comes back around, back around, fashionista, fashionistas, parent, parents, compliment, compliments, backhanded compliment
"Nothing serious, Bob - just a case of the forties."
"My, it feels good to sit down."
"Gentlemen, gentlemen! I'm sure Mr. Walters will see you both if you'll just be patient."
"I realize that each day is a gift. Now it's just a matter of figuring out how to exchange fourteen thousand six hundred of them."
Tags:gift, gifts, grateful, gratitude, gratefulness, life, cynic, cynics, cynical, dark humor, dark humour, exchange, exchanges, exchanging gifts, unwanted, present, presents, middle age, middle aged, midlife crisis, forty, forties, fortieth birthday, 40th birthday, age, birthday, birthdays, waste, wastes, wasted
"Can they really make a Yale man a private?"
Tags:yale, yale man, yale graduate, yale graduates, world war 2, world war ii, world war two, wwii, ww2, classist, class, social class, disbelief, disbelieving, privilege, privileged, entilted, entitlement, entitled attitude, military rank, low ranking, low rank, enlist, enlisted, vintage, vintage cartoon, wartime, 1940s, forties
"This article says more and more men are joining religious extremist groups."
'All denominations are welcome in this church... fives, tens, twenties...'
"Have they decided not to have M-day."
"Can you type?"
"I spent my thirties doing my twenties, but by the time I was in my forties I was doing my forties."
"How do you expect to get anywhere – always going to bed early!"
"Thank you, but I think I can manage."
'Fifty may be the new forty, but fat is definitely not the new thin.'
"In your 40s, hair starts growing everywhere except where it should."
RAF Rapidly Approaching Forty
'I've decided middle age is hard to determine - it depends on how long you live.'
'I'm 43, but I'm having it changed to 38 by deed poll.'
'Hi, I'm middle-age and I'll be hanging around a while.'