[private] Who & Where From?: 1950s were back is stile at Club San Simon on the evening of December 4 when DJs were playing Elvis, men wore white tee-shirts and slim jeans, and women impressed with “puddle dresses” and knee-high socks. One of the 50s dressed ladies was Peggy Orange, a full time Roatan resident since 2008. “I am not retired. I’m doing consulting work for Keyhole Bay and have a private concierge business. “I enjoy the island, I exercise, I run, I snorkel,” says Peggy about her lifestyle by the sea.
What & Why: Peggy’s “hot pink” cotton camisole, was a purchase at Target in Charleston, South Carolina for “no more then ten dollars” and a nice fitting top to wear out or exercise in. Her black shrug, “a little half sweater” was another find in Charleston, South Carolina at TJ Max: “I don’t think it even has a tag, but everything I buy for here in the States has to be cotton.” Her black neck scarf was a local purchase: “Diana’s” party supplies and costumes at Coconut Plaza in Coxen Hole. The scarf was Lps. 200 and purchased especially for the occasion. The grey puddle skirt was another find at “Diana’s. “I don’t cook, I don’t sew, I run, I exercise… I did not get the domestic gene,” says Peggy. Still, armed only with a glue gun, duck tape and lace she has transformed the “puddle dress” into a “designer, pink puddle dress.” The black leather belt matched her black patent leather shoes- a purchase from Charleston’s Glenn’s Specialty store. “I paid too much for them, but they are wonderful shoes,” says Peggy about her Italian BCBG shoes. Her fossil watch was a gift from her daughter Allison: “Just a daughter to mother gift.”
In Conclusion: The West Bay event not only recalled the 1950s, it also raised money for the Christmas food drive for the poor. “It was ‘puddle skirts’ and Elvis and Marilyn Monroe- 1950s was a good time in the States. Even thou I don’t remember. I was born in the 60s,” says Peggy wearing a pink bow in her hair. “Time of transition and very good music.” [/private]