Before Key West became the perfect place to write a lonely, alcoholic anthem, it was the perfect place to have your honeymoon. Instead of Parrotheads in Hawaiian shirts...
the look was striped shirts with white beanies...
...strapless one-pieces and head scarves
...and elegant summer dresses.
Damn you Jimmy Buffet! (but also thank you because I do love that song)
Diane Gabbard's collection of photos from her parents 1953 honeymoon in the Keys, is evidence of the golden age of Magaritaville.
"My mom, Shirley Frost Poston worked at the phone company until they made her quit when she married my Dad, James, in January 1953. They had 9 children (the first 7 in less than 9 years!), She was a part time model before she married and always loved clothes and I always thought she looked like a movie star. (ed note: she totally did).
My Mom turns 80 years old on August 5th and still looks like a million dollars."
Happy Birthday Mrs. Poston!