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Exquisite Real Silky Warmth for Winter Sports & Evenings Out
Long before the advent of all the synthetic long undies women were keeping the Winter chill off their legs with silk.
It's nature's golden winner in the keep-me-warm sweepstakes. How do I know? My pioneering Grandma wore them. She was Alaskan Margie's mom, a little lady from San Francisco, first-generation American, who set off on the journey of a lifetime after her marriage in 1915.
"Since you always wore skirts, Grandma
how did you keep your legs warm during those freezing Winters on the Bering Seacoast" I asked her when the idea first popped into my ten year old consciousness. "Why, we wore knitted stockings - woolen or silken, depending on what we had."
Over the stockings she wrapped strips of rags
round and round from toe to top. At times she wrapped layers of paper toweling over the stockings, and secured them with spirals of rags. Women such as Grandma insisted on retaining their femininity even in the wilderness by refusing to wear pants.
She topped off her windings with a long fur
parki. That's what it was called by the Alaska indigenous peoples who taught my Grandparents Culver to dress themselves to withstand the coldest winters in style and warmth. The natives caught the furs, and Grandpa trapped some too. Then they turned them into beautiful full-length covers.
When Grandma retired and moved down to The States she left her long furs behind. She never did make the switch to pants, even in the coldest Northwest Winter, but her daughter and granddaughter had no hesitation joining the pants wearing gals.
I've lived in a tent for months during Winter's snow
and depended on long underwear. In fact it was so cold nights I felt like a pioneer prospector in Alaska, sleeping in my long underwear.
We were trying to get our new house ready for occupancy so every moment was spent building. Had we free time for a night on the town I would have loved to don a pair of silk longies like these. The silky long underwear that adds warmth without weight.
Silk is marvelously strong and lightweight and luscious longies make a splendid gift.
Pants and matching tops come in four colors, for allover silky warmth.
Nothing fits and feels like a real silk liner sock.
Men and women can both enjoy the wonderful benefits of these exquisite long underwear pieces.