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"Take good care of her, Mr Denny. She's all we've got."
"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
"He's really awfully attractive, for twenty-eight."
"Of course, if you want a dog that will rescue you from drowning, that's another story."
"Morrison, Robertson, Hitchcock, Brusiloff, Leggett, Winthrop, and ... Oh, hello Muriel."
Tags:switchboard, switchboard operator, switchboard operators, old fashioned switchboard, vintage switchboard, telephone, telephones, phones, phone, call, calling, calls, telephone operator, telephone operators, phone operator, phone operators, 1940s phone operator, first names, last names, surnames, vintage, 1940s, 1940
"Thank you, I'd rather stand."
Tags:police, policemen, interrogation, police interrogation, police interview, interrogations, police interrogations, police interviews, police brutality, old school policing, old fashioned policing, policing, suspect, suspects, perp, perps, vintage, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940, polite, politeness, manners, good manners
"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
"Let's just ignore him – unless he tips his hat."
Tags:1940s new york, 1940s ny, social etiquette, dating, dating etiquette, dates, flirting, flirt, flirts, flirtatious, flirting etiquette, etiquette, relationships, relationship, tip his hat, tip ones hat, greetings, flirtatious greetings, old fashioned greetings, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1940s, 1940
"Aha! Sunny Jim!"
Tags:family, families, marriage, married couple, old married couple, argument, argue, arging, late, late home, parents arguing, parents disagreeing, parents, relationship troubles, bad relationships, never home, married to work, workaholic, vintage, 1940s family, 1940s families, 1940s, 1940, 1930s family, 1930s families, 1930s, 1930
"I advise you to take it, Madam, before Washington puts its foot down."
"He's a big fellow, that Grogan, isn't he?"
Tags:nosey neighbour, nosey neighbours, nosey neighbor, nosy neighbors, washing, laundry, laundry hanging, apartment building, apartment buildings, new york, city life, city living, vintage apartments, 1940s mens underwear, underwear, underwear on the line, tall, large, big, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940
"I want to study you a moment as you are."
"Don't be a goon. Probably all he's after is your tires."
"My, it feels good to sit down."
"Gilbert! Here's Mamma!"
"How do you expect to get anywhere – always going to bed early!"
"Thank you, but I think I can manage."
Remarkable run-ups 1890-1940