My grandmother is not alive anymore so that I can ask her why she kept this dress, but I have a few ideas. My mom is the baby of the family, and they waited a couple of years for her to come. My grandparents moved across the Atlantic multiple times, so they never got to keep very much throughout their lives. My grandmother grew up in war torn Germany and so everything from her childhood was destroyed by bombs. She didn’t have anything from her childhood to pass onto her kids. I’m guessing she held onto this very special dress for sentimental reasons, and to give my mom a chance to have something from her childhood that my grandmother never did. I love dressing Claire in something with so much history and love.
This post is part of a blog train hosted by Agatha from Green Issues by Agy on “I Didn’t Throw It Away”. We have become such a throw-away society, but there are some things in our households that we still keep. Why is that so? Perhaps this blog train can unlock the reasons behind it! Follow the daily posts on this blog train and read about the stories behind the things we have kept for many years and why we didn’t throw them away.