I've been missing my daddy alot today, as he has only been gone since March 1st, so I thought I would like to share a few pictures & a special family heirloom that brings me happiness.
Top grouping of pictures is 3 little roly-polies ~ my uncle, my daddy, & me as infants. We obviously were all well-fed. Daddy is in the middle, larger picture, I'm on the right. Most people think I looked just like my dad & his brother . . . . does that mean I looked like a little boy?!? His mother (my Granny) made all the little gowns & sweaters we are wearing in the pics. Tons of handmade lacy tatting adorn them. Plenty of sweet little stitches, too!
The gown Daddy is wearing is now hanging in my bedroom on my armoire door on a little wooden heart hanger he made for me. His gown is 73 years old. It had hung in my guest bedroom for years, but I had just recently hung it in my bedroom & the very last time he got to come to our home I took him back into the bedroom & showed it to him again. I'll never forget his big grin. I'm so glad for that memory & all the millions of other special times we had together.
The pictures are in our living room. The little tap-dancing Shirley Temple look-alike is my darling Mother! DIdn't she look snazzy in her satin tap panties & satin cuffs?
I just love decorating with articles of clothing that have a special meaning. Thanks for letting me share these with you tonight!