Monday, June 25, 2012
A Memory from my Childhood
Some things that happen make an indelible impression on you. The girl standing to my right is Mary. Mary 's younger sister is at the left in the front row and she also had a sister my age, Sally, and a brother who was the youngest in the family. Mary never, never or hardly ever got anything new! She wore Sally's handmedowns and I suppose by the time she had outgrown them, they were too used up for her little sister, Elsa. But one day, Mary did get a new outfit and I can almost see it. It was what was known as a "bobby suit" - a two piece cotton outfit. Her bobby suit was red and navy. She was so proud and happy. Then her mom washed it and it faded terribly. That made me feel so bad for Mary - I have never forgotten that little story. Even though it isn't a really great story, I will always remember how sorry I was that Mary's new dress was ruined.