RDP Monday: UNIFORM
mid 16th century (as an adjective): from French uniforme or Latin uniformis (see uni-, form). Sense 1 of the noun dates from the mid 18th century.
I was a Brownie in the early 1950’s. I don’t remember a lot about it, really, but I do remember thinking it was very cool to have a uniform and to wear it to school whenever there was a Brownie meeting afterward. We all liked the beanie, too. Can’t imagine girls today wearing this:
I was chosen to be the secretary of our troop. That meant I got to do my favorite thing–write! I kept incredibly detailed notes of our meetings; far more, I’m sure, than was ever required 🙂
It was only that one year, and then we moved to Oregon and the Brownie thing never came up again. But I do remember being proud to wear a uniform that identified me with this group.
I should add here that I’ve missed doing this prompt for nearly two weeks. Severe back issues again, and no energy to do anything I didn’t absolutely have to do. On the road to recovery, I hope, and trying to get back into my normal routine.