Thursday, August 14, 2014

First Communion memory

My first Communion dress was not white. It was navy blue with Swiss dots and a crinoline. My mother was way too thrifty to buy a new dress when I already had four perfectly nice ones, none of which was white. No matter, it was my favorite dress and I have to admit it gave me a secret thrill to stand out from the other girls. Looking at the expression on the face of the girl on the left brought that memory back to me.  

5 comments:

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Love it! And you still stand out from the crowd. I was too much of a little follower in those days. I'd have been embarrassed. It took being cursed at and ridiculed on the sidewalk outside abortion mills to purge that human respect out of me.

Lola said...

Something about dots. Polka dots, dotted swiss. There is a designer on QVC who's nickname is Dottie because she loves dots so much.

I bet you were adorable! Did the crinoline swish when you walked?

My first communion dress my mother made but we borrowed the veil from a neighbor. It had been handed down in her family, a little tiara of beads and flowers. I had been an only child up until then and had always wanted to be one among a huge family like so many of my classmates.

Dymphna said...

Oh yes, Lola. That crinoline made the marvelous swish with every step.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

That swish is one of the reasons I love square dancing. Even old ladies like the swish. LOL!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

If you know thrifty ladies, recommend them to buy a white dress to the daughter approaching first communion age, and to let her use it Sundays in Church as well.