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  Inappropriately dressed? Not to Mama maybe, but
the outfit she chose was inappropriate for my age, or so I thought.
I was in the sixth grade, so that would have made me twelve years
old, a preteen; It was Easter and Mama, (I always called her that,
never Mom or Mother) but mama, maybe it's a southern thing. Mama
always ordered our school clothes and special occasion clothing from
the Sears catalog, this year when the package arrived I was so
excited, untill I saw the dress, it was blue with a little round
white collar, a fitted bodice, sleeves, and it tied in the back,,
like a little girls dress! I tried to hide my dissapointment because
Mama was so pleased with it, but it was all I could do to hold back
the tears, after all, I wasn't a little girl anymore. But I guess to
Mama I was.



Easter Sunday found me in the little blue dress with
the round white collar, that tied in the back, white babydoll shoes
with a strap, and white anklets with lace, Mama said I was pretty,
all I could think was , my friends will make fun of me. But that
didn't happen, and when I got home I hung the dress in the closet
and that's where it stayed, Mama never questioned me about it, but I
think she knew how I felt, because before the school year
started  she and I went shopping together and she let me make
the choices,



Because I was so petite she had to alter everything we
bought, She had the patience of a saint and a Singer sewing machine,
both got a workout during my teen years, I've never forgotten that
blue dress, I was her little girl that she did not want to grow up,
or maybe that's just how she saw me,  but she was wise enough
to let me grow up....I never "blossomed" like the other
girls, I was always the smallest girl in class, and was never
destined to have a full figure, So Mama continued to alter my
clothes, and later when I learned to sew, I made my own, became
pretty good with a needle and thread, thanks to Mama. To this day I
still have a problem finding clothes that fit and are appropriate
for my age, "Inever did blossom!), but now I can find clothes
my size now and then, and for the times I can't? I HAVE A SEWING
MACHINE !


 
What a sweet memory! Thanks for
letting us walk back with you, Jen!




Hugz,




NV

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  Inappropriately dressed? Not to Mama maybe, but
the outfit she chose was inappropriate for my age, or so I thought.
I was in the sixth grade, so that would have made me twelve years
old, a preteen; It was Easter and Mama, (I always called her that,
never Mom or Mother) but mama, maybe it's a southern thing. Mama
always ordered our school clothes and special occasion clothing from
the Sears catalog, this year when the package arrived I was so
excited, untill I saw the dress, it was blue with a little round
white collar, a fitted bodice, sleeves, and it tied in the back,,
like a little girls dress! I tried to hide my dissapointment because
Mama was so pleased with it, but it was all I could do to hold back
the tears, after all, I wasn't a little girl anymore. But I guess to
Mama I was.



Easter Sunday found me in the little blue dress with
the round white collar, that tied in the back, white babydoll shoes
with a strap, and white anklets with lace, Mama said I was pretty,
all I could think was , my friends will make fun of me. But that
didn't happen, and when I got home I hung the dress in the closet
and that's where it stayed, Mama never questioned me about it, but I
think she knew how I felt, because before the school year
started  she and I went shopping together and she let me make
the choices,



Because I was so petite she had to alter everything we
bought, She had the patience of a saint and a Singer sewing machine,
both got a workout during my teen years, I've never forgotten that
blue dress, I was her little girl that she did not want to grow up,
or maybe that's just how she saw me,  but she was wise enough
to let me grow up....I never "blossomed" like the other
girls, I was always the smallest girl in class, and was never
destined to have a full figure, So Mama continued to alter my
clothes, and later when I learned to sew, I made my own, became
pretty good with a needle and thread, thanks to Mama. To this day I
still have a problem finding clothes that fit and are appropriate
for my age, "Inever did blossom!), but now I can find clothes
my size now and then, and for the times I can't? I HAVE A SEWING
MACHINE !


 
Jen,




A wonderful story,
thanks for letting us inside.




Nikki

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  Inappropriately dressed? Not to Mama maybe, but
the outfit she chose was inappropriate for my age, or so I thought.
I was in the sixth grade, so that would have made me twelve years
old, a preteen; It was Easter and Mama, (I always called her that,
never Mom or Mother) but mama, maybe it's a southern thing. Mama
always ordered our school clothes and special occasion clothing from
the Sears catalog, this year when the package arrived I was so
excited, untill I saw the dress, it was blue with a little round
white collar, a fitted bodice, sleeves, and it tied in the back,,
like a little girls dress! I tried to hide my dissapointment because
Mama was so pleased with it, but it was all I could do to hold back
the tears, after all, I wasn't a little girl anymore. But I guess to
Mama I was.



Easter Sunday found me in the little blue dress with
the round white collar, that tied in the back, white babydoll shoes
with a strap, and white anklets with lace, Mama said I was pretty,
all I could think was , my friends will make fun of me. But that
didn't happen, and when I got home I hung the dress in the closet
and that's where it stayed, Mama never questioned me about it, but I
think she knew how I felt, because before the school year
started  she and I went shopping together and she let me make
the choices,



Because I was so petite she had to alter everything we
bought, She had the patience of a saint and a Singer sewing machine,
both got a workout during my teen years, I've never forgotten that
blue dress, I was her little girl that she did not want to grow up,
or maybe that's just how she saw me,  but she was wise enough
to let me grow up....I never "blossomed" like the other
girls, I was always the smallest girl in class, and was never
destined to have a full figure, So Mama continued to alter my
clothes, and later when I learned to sew, I made my own, became
pretty good with a needle and thread, thanks to Mama. To this day I
still have a problem finding clothes that fit and are appropriate
for my age, "Inever did blossom!), but now I can find clothes
my size now and then, and for the times I can't? I HAVE A SEWING
MACHINE !


 Wonderful story, Jen ~ Thanks for sharing it! 

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  Inappropriately dressed? Not to Mama maybe, but
the outfit she chose was inappropriate for my age, or so I thought.
I was in the sixth grade, so that would have made me twelve years
old, a preteen; It was Easter and Mama, (I always called her that,
never Mom or Mother) but mama, maybe it's a southern thing. Mama
always ordered our school clothes and special occasion clothing from
the Sears catalog, this year when the package arrived I was so
excited, untill I saw the dress, it was blue with a little round
white collar, a fitted bodice, sleeves, and it tied in the back,,
like a little girls dress! I tried to hide my dissapointment because
Mama was so pleased with it, but it was all I could do to hold back
the tears, after all, I wasn't a little girl anymore. But I guess to
Mama I was.



Easter Sunday found me in the little blue dress with
the round white collar, that tied in the back, white babydoll shoes
with a strap, and white anklets with lace, Mama said I was pretty,
all I could think was , my friends will make fun of me. But that
didn't happen, and when I got home I hung the dress in the closet
and that's where it stayed, Mama never questioned me about it, but I
think she knew how I felt, because before the school year
started  she and I went shopping together and she let me make
the choices,



Because I was so petite she had to alter everything we
bought, She had the patience of a saint and a Singer sewing machine,
both got a workout during my teen years, I've never forgotten that
blue dress, I was her little girl that she did not want to grow up,
or maybe that's just how she saw me,  but she was wise enough
to let me grow up....I never "blossomed" like the other
girls, I was always the smallest girl in class, and was never
destined to have a full figure, So Mama continued to alter my
clothes, and later when I learned to sew, I made my own, became
pretty good with a needle and thread, thanks to Mama. To this day I
still have a problem finding clothes that fit and are appropriate
for my age, "Inever did blossom!), but now I can find clothes
my size now and then, and for the times I can't? I HAVE A SEWING
MACHINE !

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  Inappropriately dressed? Not to Mama maybe, but
the outfit she chose was inappropriate for my age, or so I thought.
I was in the sixth grade, so that would have made me twelve years
old, a preteen; It was Easter and Mama, (I always called her that,
never Mom or Mother) but mama, maybe it's a southern thing. Mama
always ordered our school clothes and special occasion clothing from
the Sears catalog, this year when the package arrived I was so
excited, untill I saw the dress, it was blue with a little round
white collar, a fitted bodice, sleeves, and it tied in the back,,
like a little girls dress! I tried to hide my dissapointment because
Mama was so pleased with it, but it was all I could do to hold back
the tears, after all, I wasn't a little girl anymore. But I guess to
Mama I was.



Easter Sunday found me in the little blue dress with
the round white collar, that tied in the back, white babydoll shoes
with a strap, and white anklets with lace, Mama said I was pretty,
all I could think was , my friends will make fun of me. But that
didn't happen, and when I got home I hung the dress in the closet
and that's where it stayed, Mama never questioned me about it, but I
think she knew how I felt, because before the school year
started  she and I went shopping together and she let me make
the choices,



Because I was so petite she had to alter everything we
bought, She had the patience of a saint and a Singer sewing machine,
both got a workout during my teen years, I've never forgotten that
blue dress, I was her little girl that she did not want to grow up,
or maybe that's just how she saw me,  but she was wise enough
to let me grow up....I never "blossomed" like the other
girls, I was always the smallest girl in class, and was never
destined to have a full figure, So Mama continued to alter my
clothes, and later when I learned to sew, I made my own, became
pretty good with a needle and thread, thanks to Mama. To this day I
still have a problem finding clothes that fit and are appropriate
for my age, "Inever did blossom!), but now I can find clothes
my size now and then, and for the times I can't? I HAVE A SEWING
MACHINE !

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