Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 301/365

Ken shows us again today, on ANZAC Day, that he really has created an outfit for every occasion. I've paired his kangaroo-cammo inspired t-shirt with this wonderful vintage scarf I found in an op-shop. So, a nod to the ANZACs and a nod to Two-Up. Come in spinner, indeed!

6 comments:

Lyndel said...

wow that looks like a 1966 Introduction to Decimal Currency scarf, note the 50c pieces were originally ROUND (AND real silver).!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZVEEs-RJpw

...on the 14 day of february 1966!

Do you remember the decimal currency song??

James said...

It was sung to the tune of Click Go The Shears.

The Decimal Change Over Song:

In come the dollars and in come the cents
To replace the pounds and the shillings and the pence
Be prepared for change when the coins begin to mix
On the fourteenth of February 1966.

Clink go the coins, clink, clink, clink
Change over day is closer than you think
Learn the value of the coins and the way that they appear
And things will be much smoother when the decimal point is here.

In come the dollars and in come the cents
To replace the pounds and the shillings and the pence
Be prepared folks when the coins begin to mix
On the fourteenth of February 1966.

Anonymous said...

Done appreciation and an Australian history lesson - this blog is bloody marvelous!

What Ken Be Done? said...

I'm so with you, Anon x 2... the people involved in this blog know about everything!! (Not like me, with my Ken Done one-track 1980s mind...)

Lyndel: I'm not worthy... I just thought the designer of the scarf was taking the 'easy' route with a round 50c!! You are so *smart* :-)

Anon x 1 and James: That song! Hilarious! Well, almost as hilarious as wearing Ken Done for 300+ days ;-)

Lyndel said...

ha ha Jackie, see being OLD helps!! I worked for an accountant in 1966... scary stuff back then.
Now there's a little tip for your Trivia night..Decimal Currency on Valentines day♥ wish I could join you, but I believe little Miss ♥ LJ will be my stand in.