Mrs. Stephens shares observations on purses

Mrs. Stephens shares observations on purses

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 8:00 pm

The Third Review Club met recently at the Obion County Public Library, with Ruth Gorman serving as hostess.
President Ellise Falkoff called the meeting to order. Jeannie McMillin read the St. Francis prayer for the thought of the day. “Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.”
Mrs. Falkoff asked Ann Cheatham to call roll and read the minutes from the March meeting. Sixteen members were asked to answer the roll call with what made them smile. Vice president Ann Stone told the group the next meeting will be at Josephine Keightley’s home, with Barbara Scott and Ann Cheatham as co-hostesses. Everyone is to bring a salad. Treasurer Peggy Drerup took up dues for 2013.
Joyce Stephens gave a delightful program on “The History and Evolution of Purses.” She described purses which were carried beginning in biblical times and up to those carried in present day time.
Included in the program was the following observation, though not scientific, from Cathy Feldman, of what one’s style of purse tells about them:
• Under the shoulder handbags indicate class and sophistication. Women working in an upscale office or those of high stature would choose this style of purse.
• Big, bulky and oversized bags are casual and usually associated with younger women. Down-to-earth, lower maintenance women would carry this type of handbag.
• Designer handbags are usually associated with high maintenance, confident females.
• A woman who carries a cigar box purse likes to be unique and stand out from the crowd. These are independent women who have minds of their own and cannot be told what to so.
• Women who choose leather purses with lots of buckles and zippers are unleashing their wild sides. They tend to act before they think and are always ready for a good time.
• Bright-colored handbags — like pink, purple, bright blue and green — indicate that the woman is fun, friendly and approachable. Women who are outgoing will tend to choose these colors.
• Women who choose black or brown handbags tend to be more reserved and are often mistaken for being snobby. These types of handbags are often associated with down-to-earth women who are shy at first but open up after a while.
Mrs. Stephens summarized the program by stating that handbags have become a practicality and a fashion statement for women of all ages. She said today, with so many suppliers of purses from very high end to very low end markets, everyone can find a purse for them.
Rainbow cupcakes, Chex mix and Cokes™ were served to the members.

Published in The Messenger 4.19.13

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