“Daddyo, what did our ancestors grow out of?”

Vintage Ad #859: Leisure Suit Sale at Sayvette

Vintage ad for leisure suits from Sayvette.

Overheard when passing by The Five-Year-Old’s bedroom while storytime was in progress.

The Five-Year-Old: “Daddyo, what did our ancestors grow out of?”

Father: “Oh, lots of things.” (slight pause, then…) “Leisure suits.”

(Image from jbcurio, whose Flickr photostream is a virtual goldmine of old-timey ads, and rather fun reading, if you like that sort of thing.)

About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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