The Twenties Roar
Some people call the new decade the Roaring Twenties, some call it the Jazz Age, and some the Dance Age. Whichever you choose, it seems like a time of fun and change. It isn't just getting the vote that is changing women's lives. In 1919, before the twenties began their roar, women's ankles could sometimes be glimpsed beneath long skirts. Then skirts started going up, and up, and up. Some daring women now wear bathing suits that leave their legs bare. And makeup! Even nice women are wearing lipstick. Girls are bobbing their haircutting it short. Those girls are called "flappers ." They drive cars, get jobs, go to the movies, read romantic novels, play Ping-Pong, and dance . My, do they dance! It is the big thing in the twenties. Some couples dance in marathons to see who could last longest and win a prize . And the big dance is the Charleston.
What a time this is! Successful businesspeople are national heroes. The stock marketlike women's hemsis going up and up. Land values are booming. The car is replacing the horse and buggy . And canned food, washing machines, telephones, and indoor plumbing can be found in ordinary homes. Young people are flocking to the movies, and, in 1927, the movies start talking . Talk about fun!