Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Godly Pants

zdepski's illustration of sinful and godly pants

My Great Aunts, The Tantes believed there were Sinful and Godly versions of pants, depending on the orientation of the zipper. Pants... or "SLACKS" as they were referred to in those days, shouldn't zip up the pubic area of a lady...

Why? I don't know...

Perhaps because it reminded the young lady that she was in possession of an object of shame.

Pants that zipped in the rear or side were acceptable...

Why? I don't know...

My sisters and female cousins HATED going to visit them because of the scolding they would receive. They would try to un-tuck their shirts to cover the blue jeans' zipper... hoping for the best.