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Monday, January 14, 2008

The Dress

Caitlin in "The Gold Dress"

In my early twenty's, I was going through the junk in my mother's basement (a whole post in itself) and I found an old black and white photo of me when I was about a year old. In another box of junk, I found the actual dress I was wearing in that photo. My mother was not one to save things of sentiment, so I think this was just a fluke.

I saved the photo of me and the dress, in case I ever had a daughter, I'd try to recreate the picture. I have saved all Bryan and Caitlin's clothes from birth through age 5, that they had professional photos taken in ... just in case. And it wouldn't be a fluke *smiles*

Do you have photos of you and your mother, grandmother, or daughter with the same outfit on? Wedding gown? Christening gown?

So here I am ... in "The Gold Dress" ... and Caitlin ...

Yes, those are teeth/bite marks on both photos ... I only fed her paper at that age.

19 comments:

San said...

Awwww....you are both so cute (then and now)

Casdok said...

I save sentimental stuff but my mother didnt.
Very cute!!

Kelly said...

Beautiful photo.

I am not one to hold on to things, but I'm married to a major pack-rat.

It took me forever to convince him we did not need to save the rubberband ball he made in 7th grade with bored during math, and the ticket stub for every movie he had ever been to.

It used to bug me so much, but then I found he saved things like, the recepit for the first dinner he took me to, or tickets to our first broadway show.

Suddenly, his pack-ratness seemed a lot less aggravating and pretty darn romantic.

Punk Rock Mom said...

adorable! I do have this yellow dress that my Mom made me which I wore in a portrait from when I was about 3 or 4. My niece took portraits with it at the same age and now its hanging in my daughter closet waiting for her portraits!

Ree said...

Not a single one. And I so wish I did. My mother saved nothing. Of course, Shortman would probably have looked pretty ridiculous in anything of mine ;-)

Audubon Ron said...

No.

Mrs. G. said...

I don't, but I wish I did. These are so precious. And the bite marks only add to the sweetness.

linda in c-town said...

I remember when that pic of Caitlin was taken. It's still so cute.

My Mom saved some dresses she hand knitted. I have pics of me in those dresses. Unfortunately she loaned them to one of her sisters in Canada and never got them back. So I don't have them.

I've saved some of my daughters things (quite a few actually). Her newborn sleepers and stuff fit her babydoll she got when she was three. It was so cute to see her doll wearing the things I remembered to well and her playing "mommy".

Jen M. said...

Yes, I do - although not many as I tend to throw things away.

I LOVe your pictures, though. Sweet, Nancy!

minnie said...

what a sweet dress that is!

debra said...

My mom didn't save stuff either. I use socks the girls wore as infants as Christmas ornaments. It's hard to believe that the socks were too big.

Sherry said...

Oh these are lovely photos...and the girl, with a curl, right in the middle of her forehead!!! :)

My mother really didn't save things like that so no clothes to hand down (and besides, my boys would have looked silly in a dress!! LOL!!)...seriously though, I have looked at photographs of my mother at 10 and me at 10 and it's uncanny how similar we look, even to the smiles and tilt of our head!!

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Why don't you come by sometime and check out MY junk??

Bayou Belle said...

I just stumbled across your blog from another and just had to say I love your title at the top. Every mom needs that drink daily. Starbucks - get with it!

Mary Alice said...

Oh my goodness so sweet, I could you both up with a spoon....maybe that's why there are teeth marks in them? Anyway, that is so adorable.

I don't have any two generation pictures clothing pictures -alas.

Barrie said...

Very cute photos! I cherish the photos from my childhood. I hope my children will feel the same way.

hottdog said...

that is so cute! i love that you did that.
my mom saved some stuff of mine, but lost it a couple years ago. so i'll be saving EVERY piece of clothing my son wears. :o)

Working Girl Two said...

My grandmother saved my mother's First Communion dress for her grandchildren and as first born I was given it for my own First Communion.

Since my grandmother lived in the same house at the time of the ceremony, my grandmother and mother put me in the same dress, in the same pose, with the same facial features in front of the same fireplace.

My grandmother then sent the photos off to our cousins in Ireland. They sent it back a few weeks later with a letter that said they already had that picture of Vicki (my mother) and if they could intstead send the one of me it would be appreciated. The photos were so similar that they didn't believe it was me! It also doesn't help that my mother and I are practically identical. The only difference between our baby pictures is that hers are in black and white and mine are in color (and since I was a baby of the '80's, I had pretty horrific clothes too).

Linda and her Surroundings said...

At least your dress was cute enough to hand down. Mine was a big, heavy knitted cardigan - like a horse blanket. I still have my mum's. She wore it, my sister wore it and then me. We actually had one each as little children. There was no escape from it.