Violet Gilkes' Profile
My name is Violet and I grew up with my 2 sisters and 1 brother in "The Bronx" (aka "Da Bronx" to some) in the "50's through the '70's.
During the '50's, and early 60's, I remember seeing girls wearing "Birthday Corsages" that were made with candy, ribbon, and sometimes with real or make-believe flowers added on as well. How I had wished I had one!
Years later, in the mid '70's, my parents opened a Flower Shop, and I learned how to make flower arrangements, corsages, bouquets, etc. However, my parent's business mainly focused on making wrapped bunches of flowers to sell on street corners and subway stations, and by then I didn't notice many girls wearing candy corsages anymore.
But about 5 years ago I started thinking about those cute candy corsages, and after some research, I said to myself, "I wonder if that fun…
- Born on August 5
- Joined July 28, 2010