In Penny Loafers and Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the '50s and '60s, the four Sanvidge sisters, whose birthdates span the Baby Boomer period, present a lively chronicle of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a small Midwestern town. In their first book, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe, the authors, the four Sanvidge sisters, delighted us with food memories and recipes from their Midwestern Baby Boomer childhood. In Penny Loafers and Bobby Pins you’ll find out what they were up to when they weren’t eating. Each of the sisters, Susan, Diane, Jean and Julie, write about the facets of her childhood she remembers best, and their lighthearted stories are illustrated with period photos. Sprinkled with mentions of pedal pushers, home permanents, and two-tone cars; early TV shows and the first rock and roll; hula hoops, Tiny Tears, and Mr. Potato Head ; and memories of their grandparents who lived nearby, Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins also features how-tos for re-creating the fads, foods, crafts, and games the Sanvidge sisters recall in their stories. From the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Paperback, 240 pages, 7 x 8 in., 150 bw photos and illus.