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Monday, July 13, 2009

Wedding Gown, Memories


Memory Monday, continuing with my alphabetical memories to honor my Mother.
G
Wedding Gown. Mom used to make lots of my clothes. Though when I was young I complained about coming in from playing to try stuff on, the long list of wonderful things she made is impressive. She made my wedding gown. White Dotted Swiss fabric. I didn't much care for lacy veils and so she suggested a hat. That was a bit of a trick because I have an usually small head; but we did find one that fit and she sewed on little flowers to decorate it.

Here's a better look at the dress.She also made my SIL, Jan's dress which was the same color purple as Mom's wearing. Hum, somewhere I have a picture of that. She stood up with me.

Another memory starting with the letter G has to do with Grape Pop. Mom loved grape pop and peanut butter crackers. This was a snack she often ate when she worked at The Mead Swimming Pool back in the day. Mom couldn't swim, and so wasn't a life guard; except on the days when they drained the pool to clean it. They would drain the pool, clean it, and then refill it. Apparently, by law they still needed to have a guard on duty; Mom's big chance. She laughed about sitting in the chair drinking her grape pop with no one or nothing to protect! lol

The silly things one remembers.

Thanks for making my dress, I loved it and I love you.

Previous Memory Monday, letter F

4 comments:

  1. What precious memories. Mother did a beautiful job on the dress ... you were a beautiful bride. TTFN ~Marydon

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  2. What a lovely story. You are fortunate to have had someone who obviously loved you very much....and you in return show your love by honoring her.

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  3. Wow...this really brought back memories. I had forgotten that Mom made the dresses. She was so talented.

    You don't look any different now than you did then. It was such a beautiful wedding.

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  4. I loved this post

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