Thursday, July 3, 2008

neat and comely

Imagine living in a big, close knit neighborhood community where everyone knows everyone. Imagine having friends as close as sisters, who happen to get along great with your husband and whose kids play with yours like siblings.

Imagine if those kids really were siblings, and that your girlfriend gets along great with your husband because he is also her husband.

Now imagine that people you don’t know decided one day that you and your peeps were big ol’ weirdos and that your children were not safe under your care. And imagine that these well intentioned strangers didn’t bother with reading the fine print; they just grabbed up your kids and drove them away in big busses without so much as a change of their distinctive clothing.

Imagine what you would do with your days if their structure changed so suddenly and so dramatically, and the whole world was watching.

Why not start a clothing line?




Imagine! I can't wait to see the high school girls sporting 100% polyester vest dresses, available in eight pastel colors for just$72.53. They will look neat and comely alongside their beaus in their denim one-piece trousers. And when they wed, they will dress their babies in leggins and princess seam dresses with burst pleats.



A little birdie tells me that the site's founders are hoping to soon add recipes and songs.

Fingers crossed that they’ll branch out to hair salons!






Imagine.




thanks for the inspiration, Mary!

8 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my! Those teen vest dresses sure are something. What a trip. I do, however, think you'd look good with that up-do, Jacquie.

Dianne said...

I just can't wait until my hair grows out enough so I can have that snazzy hairdo! Maybe by then they'll have the salon up and running. Dare to dream!

Ellie said...

You know what? As screwed up as the whole taking-kids-from-their-homes-and-moms-slash-sisters (ha!) is, I am *SO* creeped out by that whole fundamentalist sect business. Read "Under the Banner of Heaven" by Jon Krakauer; you'll never be able to think about those people the same way again...

Jacquie said...

Well, I certainly do not support or condone the sect way of livin, I just wanted to show y'all the oddly compelling retail clothing operation.

Ellie said...

And we appreciate it. But even SEEING those peeps reminds me of that book and my skin starts to crawl. At least what's-his-name got busted. THAT's a good thing.

Vicki said...

Ick!! Total creepiness abounds in that place. I cannot believe they found beds in the top of the church...eeeeewwwwwwww. And those nasty old farts marrying those poor little girls...

Gag.

Sorry, but that just brought back bad thoughts of the news coverage...*shudders in repulsion*

dana wyzard said...

They found BEDS in the top of the church??? Are you kidding??? I didn't hear that. Ewwwwww

Musings from Myopia, AKA John said...

Hhhhmmmmm. As appalling as I find this bizarre sect, it does give me an idea. I wonder if "Geezer Garb" would ever catch on? I have in mind one-piece overalls modified to replace the long pants with shorts. I do think Jacquie's comments about the state were on target...."let's act on impulse instead of acting rationally."