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16 September 2012 / leggypeggy

The ducktail is back


No, not this ducktail

The ducktail is back, and I don’t mean the cute little bums we saw along the waterfront in Toronto.

I mean the men’s hairdo popular in the 1950s.

I shouldn’t confess this, but I remember the ducktail well. We used to spend our summers with my grandparents in a trailer park in Lake Geneva Wisconsin.

Artie Johnson was a regular in the trailer park. He and his folks used to drive up from Chicago for the weekends. Artie was COOL, Artie had a ducktail. He was 16 and I wasn’t yet a teenager, but I had a crush on him anyway.

Ducktail hairdo

I mean this ducktail!

Way back when, The Fonz had a ducktail too. So did Kookie from 77 Sunset Strip, the subject of Connie Stevens’ song ‘Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb’.

Now I find the ducktail is a fashion statement in Quito, Ecuador. I’ve been here five days and seen six versions of the ‘do’ including a double ducktail that I wasn’t fast enough to get a good pic of.

The pic here is of the first ducktail I saw—thinking it was a novelty.


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  1. Your loving daughter, Petroushka / Sep 16 2012 1:34 pm

    I like your story about Artie


    • leggypeggy / Sep 16 2012 2:11 pm

      He was every bit as cool as The Fonz, or so I thought then.


  2. jeanleesworld / Apr 19 2016 4:31 am

    The ducks have returned to Wisconsin in full force. If one builds a nest by our house, I’ll be sure to capture an image for you!

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 19 2016 9:21 am

      Would love to see your ducks in Wisconsin. They are such wonderful birds. We have hundreds of ducks around the lake in Canberra. We have black swans too.

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      • jeanleesworld / Apr 19 2016 9:18 pm

        I’ll try to get a picture. We have some beautiful herons, too, but they’re far more skittish.

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      • leggypeggy / Apr 19 2016 11:29 pm

        Thanks. I’m patient.


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