The Gay 90s

It seems a little surreal looking back and thinking of the '90s. My grandmother was born in 1890 and growing up, there were still plenty of references to the Gay 90s. My memories of the 1990s draw no parallels with my visions of the 1890s, yet mention of 'the 90s' still equates in my mind with young ladies wearing lovely white dresses with hems brushing the green grass of manicured lawns.