One of my best memories from childhood is when my mother and I went to the zoo with a friend of her (Nina). I was around 7 years old and my mothers friend was 30, I think. It was a warm day in May and when we came to the big playground they let me run to the other children and my mother and her friend sat down on a big blanket. My mother usually had sandals but her friend always wore shoes and stockings. So even this day. She had brown shoes with shoelaces.
When I returned a bit later they were both barefoot. I remember Nina had "funny" feet. She had bunions AND longer second toes. Her feet looked really very special. Her stockings were in her shoes. Her shoes looked like they very filled with caramel - it was her stockings. I was sorry I missed the removal. I wondered how that type of stockings kept standing up. My mother never used nylon stockings so I could not watch her at home. I decided to watch when my mothers friend took her stockings back on.
We were there for more than an hour and I was mostly sitting with the ladies. My mother asked me why I didn´t played with the other children but I told her I was tired. Finally it was time to go and Nina picked her stockings and put them back on. I studied the drama carefully and I can still remember the scene!
I think it was very unusually that ladies took there nylon stockings off in public. Is that so, or have I misunderstood that? Does anyone have memories to share?