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Apr 3rd 2013 new

(Quote) Barbara-740721 said: (Quote) Helen-881220 said: I remember mom and dad always dressed for chu...
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I remember mom and dad always dressed for church, he in his church clothes, suit and tie,and polished shoes, Mother went to the early Mass,but dressed very nice.They alsways had us dressed in the frilly dresses, hats and mary janes, the boys dressed in jackets, dark pants and ties, and of course polished shoes.


When my daughter was younger, i dressed her in the beautiful dresses with the mary janes, pocketbook and hat, and my son was dressed in a navy blue suit with dark shoes. I have a few pictures, and wish there were more pictures.


I remember when a Mr. Gretzsky bought 3 party dresses when he came back from New York City, for my sister, cousin and me. My mother kept these dresses for years but some how they disappeared. Oh well, memories!






Helen, YES, the polished shoes were a must!
I remember Dad shining those shoes to a high buff! The bottoms better be clean too, because the people behind you could see the bottom of your shoes when you were kneeling.

*I do remember once, a older lady had forgotten to take the price tag off the bottom of her shoes, we could see it when she was kneeling at the alter rail!

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My Dad routinely would shine up his shoes. I love that memory. I learned how to do that from my Dad. It was definitely associated with church, too. gardener

Apr 3rd 2013 new

(Quote) Barbara-740721 said: (Quote) Marian-83994 said: Thanks Barbara. Some girls who had mo...
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Thanks Barbara. Some girls who had moms who sewed for them probably have more memories like this. I sewed my own clothes as I learned in about 8th grade. i am curious about your pink dress and what youmeant by layers, you mean slips and layers of fabric?




Marian, The pastel pink dress!

It had a little rounded collar and short puffed sleeves, the top portion was silky.
At the waist going downward there was a big ruffle/layer, then a second, then a third. Probably looked like little bo peep! My can can made it stand out so pretty---loved to wear that can can!!! Oh, but I thought it was the prettiest dress ever! The white lacy hat was curved close to my head, as the silky ribbons were tied in a bow and the ends fell gracefully down to touch my dress. When My picture was taken, I wanted to "be sure" they saw my new soft white gloves, so I held up my hands part way and had a BIG smile! Now lets not forget the lace on the white socks, and the shiney new mary janes!
I was probably 7 or 8, Can you see it?

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What is a can can? a slip? I wish I could see a picture Barbara! Please!!!!!! YES I can see it and want to see a picture!!!!! gardener

Apr 3rd 2013 new

(Quote) Barbara-740721 said: (Quote) Marian-83994 said: Do you remember anything your mom wor...
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Do you remember anything your mom wore to church back then? Hats? and so on?




Marian, My mother is now 93 and doing well.

Yes, she always had on a nice, conservative, dress with a hat and my dad always wore a suit and tie for Church. All females wore dresses (below the knee) and males, (even young boys) wore dress slacks, light colored shirt and a tie to church! There was a very nice store called "The Dixie" who had the best selection of hats. The three of us young girls were allowed "one" hat for the year and that was for Easter, so it was "special" and you selected carefully.! It was a treat to even go to the Dixie and look! We wore our hats thru the Spring and Summer. When it got to be Fall we wore a small round chapel cap made out of black lace, only the older girls could wear the longer veil type (my older sisters). Mother had several hats, but it was a collection from over the years.
You definately had "church clothes", school clothes, and play clothes. The same with shoes, three/four pairs, so when your school shoes started to wear, they were then the play shoes (along with the tennis shoes)!
Oh, and I had never heard the word teenager when I was young, we had the "little kids" and the "big kids". We had rules and went by them, they created a good foundation to build on. I treasure those years of being young and all the nice memories that went with it!

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My Dad always wore a suit and tie to church too. My brother got dressed up too. These are wonderful memories Barbara. REALLY.

Apr 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Marian-83994 said: LAura do you have an old picture of you girls dressed up? I bet it would be beautiful...
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LAura do you have an old picture of you girls dressed up? I bet it would be beautiful!

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I think they are mostly in black and white:( My dad used to develope his own pictures and that what they were.

Apr 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Marian-83994 said: Last night I was in mass and noticed two little girls who were wearing black floral print dresses...
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Last night I was in mass and noticed two little girls who were wearing black floral print dresses. I feel sad because so many persons think black is a color and seem to think it is wearable on Easter Sunday. Some adults and their mom was wearing black in her ourtfit too.

These children will never know the beautiful dresses we girls grew up wearing that were made of beautiful fabrics and that have colors like light yellow, light blue, pink chiffon, and other beautiful linens and so on. OK maybe theyr will, but not like some of us from an earlier time did.

I can't believe how black is in so many boldly colored outfits and seems to be fashionable for many people. I will always love ditsy prints(small florals) and pastels in spring. I wore a light yellow top with a light pastel paisley skirt. I did nto buy it for the easter holiday, I already had it but I just wish some of the most feminine clothes would make a full comeback. I know some are trying to return.


There is a lot more feminine dresses that are back, now that I think about it- but I can't wrap my mind around dressing a child in black, even if there are flowers on the fabric.

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Funny that this came up, my (guy) friend was complaining recently about how women did not know how to dress anymore. He said" The colors were terrible!" :) And went on to say that there were no light, bright colors, and commented on one woman's spike heels....not approptiate for Church, and I agree. Well, we all try I think...or maybe just some people try!

So funny that th

Apr 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Laura-56149 said: (Quote) Marian-83994 said: LAura do you have an old picture of ...
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LAura do you have an old picture of you girls dressed up? I bet it would be beautiful!




I think they are mostly in black and white:( My dad used to develope his own pictures and that what they were.

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That is neat. Look at what Pat posted here- it is in black and white..Of course I figured your pictures would be in balck and white..

Apr 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Rachel-949907 said: (Quote) Marian-83994 said: Last night I was in mass and noticed two littl...
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Last night I was in mass and noticed two little girls who were wearing black floral print dresses. I feel sad because so many persons think black is a color and seem to think it is wearable on Easter Sunday. Some adults and their mom was wearing black in her ourtfit too.

These children will never know the beautiful dresses we girls grew up wearing that were made of beautiful fabrics and that have colors like light yellow, light blue, pink chiffon, and other beautiful linens and so on. OK maybe theyr will, but not like some of us from an earlier time did.

I can't believe how black is in so many boldly colored outfits and seems to be fashionable for many people. I will always love ditsy prints(small florals) and pastels in spring. I wore a light yellow top with a light pastel paisley skirt. I did nto buy it for the easter holiday, I already had it but I just wish some of the most feminine clothes would make a full comeback. I know some are trying to return.


There is a lot more feminine dresses that are back, now that I think about it- but I can't wrap my mind around dressing a child in black, even if there are flowers on the fabric.



Funny that this came up, my (guy) friend was complaining recently about how women did not know how to dress anymore. He said" The colors were terrible!" :) And went on to say that there were no light, bright colors, and commented on one woman's spike heels....not approptiate for Church, and I agree. Well, we all try I think...or maybe just some people try!

So funny that th

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you did nto finish your sentence- I was curious as to whatelse you wanted to say.

The colors have been drabbed down to greys, blacks and browns and dull shades. Some women look good in those. The colros are supposed to be "sophisticated."

I personally don't look good in drab colors so I would notice this.

Apr 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Rachel-949907 said: (Quote) Marian-83994 said: Last night I was in mass and noticed two littl...
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Last night I was in mass and noticed two little girls who were wearing black floral print dresses. I feel sad because so many persons think black is a color and seem to think it is wearable on Easter Sunday. Some adults and their mom was wearing black in her ourtfit too.

These children will never know the beautiful dresses we girls grew up wearing that were made of beautiful fabrics and that have colors like light yellow, light blue, pink chiffon, and other beautiful linens and so on. OK maybe theyr will, but not like some of us from an earlier time did.

I can't believe how black is in so many boldly colored outfits and seems to be fashionable for many people. I will always love ditsy prints(small florals) and pastels in spring. I wore a light yellow top with a light pastel paisley skirt. I did nto buy it for the easter holiday, I already had it but I just wish some of the most feminine clothes would make a full comeback. I know some are trying to return.


There is a lot more feminine dresses that are back, now that I think about it- but I can't wrap my mind around dressing a child in black, even if there are flowers on the fabric.



Funny that this came up, my (guy) friend was complaining recently about how women did not know how to dress anymore. He said" The colors were terrible!" :) And went on to say that there were no light, bright colors, and commented on one woman's spike heels....not approptiate for Church, and I agree. Well, we all try I think...or maybe just some people try!

So funny that th

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you did nto finish your sentence- I was curious as to whatelse you wanted to say.

The colors have been drabbed down to greys, blacks and browns and dull shades. Some women look good in those. The colros are supposed to be "sophisticated."

I personally don't look good in drab colors so I would notice this.

Apr 5th 2013 new

(Quote) Marian-83994 said: Some girls who had moms who sewed for them probably have more memories like this. I sewed my...
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Some girls who had moms who sewed for them probably have more memories like this. I sewed my own clothes as I learned in about 8th grade. i am curious about your pink dress and what youmeant by layers, you mean slips and layers of fabric?

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Marian, I too, began sewing around 8th grade, and I still like to make things, but mostly for my girls or grandkids. I love to make their Halloween costumes, pinafores, and doll clothes. biggrin

And as for the dotted swiss curtains?? Well, I made pastel blue dotted swiss curtains for the bathroom, and then when my girls were 2 and 5, I was short on money, so I used the old curtains to make "Blue Fairy" costumes for both girls! Wands out of aluminum foil. Such a thrifty Mama!! laughing

Yes, my mom always had my sister and me in pastel dresses for Easter, and she always got out that white shoe polish (that had the slanted top that looked like the old LePage's glue top) to spruce up our shoes. We did have little purses and gloves, hats, and bows in our hair (mine was in braids). My favorite year was when my Aunt Shirley in New York sent me the softest white skull hat with rhinestones, that tied under the chin, AND a matching muffler. It was maybe white rabbit's fur. My dad was out of work at the time, and I felt like a princess, even though I had on my cousin's hand-me-down dress...

Apr 5th 2013 new

(Quote) Marian-83994 said: What is a can can? a slip? I wish I could see a picture Barbara! Please!!!!!! YES I c...
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What is a can can? a slip? I wish I could see a picture Barbara! Please!!!!!! YES I can see it and want to see a picture!!!!!

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Marian, I think that she means what my family called a "petticoat"--you know, the kind that was made of netting material, and worn under full skirts to make them "poof out"! My other Aunt Meridith, sewed them for all of the girl cousins one year as Christmas gifts (instead of pj's that year!), and we DID use them to do the Can-Can!!! laughing laughing

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