Monday, July 18, 2016


Here we are at the start of the 19th ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is  " B ".

I again went way BACK into my archives.

The year is 1951 and I'm 8 years old.

I guess you now know my age......

A very good family friend asked me to BE her Junior BRIDESMAID.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos.

Unfortunately they had yellowed terribly.

My dress was a soft creamy yellow.

My Mom did a fantastic sewing job on my outfit.

I'm especially proud of the workmanship BECAUSE she disliked sewing.

Do you see the scowl on my face?

I  absolutely hated that BONNET !

I felt like a BABY.

Other than the headgear which I had to wear at the BRIDE'S request,

I felt like a princess.

Thanks for looking.

I wish the photos were BETTER,  BUT you can enjoy them anyway.


Marie Smith said...

You looked beautiful. Even the bonnet was lovely. Great bs!

Ann said...

Yes you looked like a princess, and the photo is priceless!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are so cute! And I agree, it does look like a baby bonnet! And you were too old to be wearing it. Of course now it is something to look at and chuckle.

Melody Steenkamp said...

What lovely photo's ! And yes your age... but that is not that important is it, its no more no less then a number...

Lovely and heartwarming entry.

Have a nice ABC-W-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (team abc-w)

Wanda said...

Oh I love those pictures, the dress adorable...the bonnet....I can see why you felt like a baby. Love your archives.

Photo Cache said...

Awww, sweet memories.


Reader Wil said...

You were a beautiful. bridesmaid! And the outfit is pretty!
I was 4 years old when I was a bridesmaid. I was angry that I had to wear two dresses. on top of each other. I was not used to wear a pettycoat. I was not a great success as a bridesmaid. I thought I had to pull at the bridal veil.
Well now my eldest child will be 50 next year.Long time ago, isn't it?!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful and so precious ~ wonderful photos ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Indrani said...

You looked cute! Such a precious dress that is! :)
Happy ABCW!

Rajesh said...

Very sweet memory.

Anonymous said...

Cute, I can just imagine what trauma that bonnet gave you at the advanced age of 8:)

Rebeckah Leatherman said...

You were a beautiful little Junior bridesmaid! I bet you made the wedding lots of fun! I think little people at weddings are some of the best entertainment!

Hilary said...

Aww sweet little you. What a treasure those photos are. As are you. :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Hey, you were CUTE!


Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your mom made a very sweet dress for you. You must've felt so grown up in it, regardless of the bonnet. I think it's cute. I actually wanted a bonnet like that when I was in my 20s. I must've been influenced by the Pride & Prejudice look.

Pauliina / PauMau said...

Beautiful bridesmaide :) Love the vintage photos!