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Mr. Tbend's brother is scanning old family 35mm slides and emailing the results.

This is a picture of their mother's sister, Aunt Pat, taken in 1949.

I sent it to her, and here's her response:

Dear Laura.

I cannot begin to tell you the memories brought back by this picture. I have no idea where you found it. I have never seen it, so I suppose it was taken by George. I was 15 at the time.

About the chair, no Daddy didn't make it. It was probably old when he was born, at least it was in some snapshots of him being given a bath when he was an infant, so it's at least 125 years old. And now I have it!

However, Mother did make the gown I'm wearing, by using parts of two hand-me-downs. I think the top came from a gown of my aunt's, and the skirt from one of Jean's prom gowns. And she made a small drawstring bag from the left over velvet of the gown WHICH I STILL HAVE!

Thank you, thank you Laura. That was a very special time for me.
Aunt Pat

posted on Oct 13, 2020 8:14 AM ()


What a beautiful story.
comment by jerms on Oct 18, 2020 1:17 PM ()
That's a real find. I've had the urge too to go find photos I know we have somewhere of my mother. The clothes too are wonderful to look at.
comment by drmaus on Oct 14, 2020 11:35 AM ()
My home made clothes were tacky to say the least. they never fit in the bust or the waist. I found out why later when my mom, referring to my niece said, "If I was Joan I wouldn't dress her so cute because Lisa is
already boy crazy". It was to ward off potential boy friends. I am here to tell you it didn't work.
comment by elderjane on Oct 14, 2020 3:22 AM ()
My brother has our Dad's slide collection. Time for my sibs and I to start scanning!
comment by marta on Oct 13, 2020 9:07 PM ()
Ah the old days when clthes were home made by mom!!
comment by greatmartin on Oct 13, 2020 8:46 AM ()

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