After being rudely interrupted by the barman, our ladies have taken up their conversation again. As a reminder, Lil’s friend is telling her to shape up before her husband Albert returns from the war.

Thirty-one is quite young. One shouldn’t look ‘antique’ at that age.

Using vintage photographs for this project, I am often struck by how much older the people in the photos look. The clothing and formal poses always makes them seem decades older than they really were. This photo is a great example. This woman was only twenty.
Doesn’t she seem older to you? I fell in love with the drawn ribbon on the black frame. It inspired me to use ribbon around the photograph as well.

Next week we will find out why Lil looks so much older, we will finally know why she needs to ‘clean’ up. And the reason is heartbreaking.