As an example of what has become of our culture, the juxtaposition of the two items below needs no comment. Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph dates from 1936. The quotation on the right is from the Style section of the May 11, 2013 Globe & Mail.
If you’re still searching for that perfect Mother’s Day gift, consider a new scarf patterned with polka dots, a classic motif that looks as fresh today as it did when Mom was an ingénue. She can wear it around her neck to perk up a white shirt or flirty blouse or tie it onto the handle of her favourite tote. What better way to make her feel, well, doted on?