Growing up I was always a big kid. Until the boys started to grow in mid highschool I was often the tallest and heaviest in the class room. I recall that all the little girls had wonderful crinoline dresses in those days. This is what you wore to birthday parties. I longed for a dress like that but my mother thought I didn’t “suit” anything that frilly. My dresses were more practical and never with lace.
For those who are curious; that’s me on the left wearing the blue dress with smocking.
History repeated its self yesterday. I had company and they brough along their cute little dog Zoie. I wish I had been prepared. I would have put a very frilly lacey bow on Molly.
Molly totally rocks. Matt and I are just beginning our dog search, and I’m rooting for a big dog. If I’m getting a dog, I want a dog. BTW, your story triggered Anne of Green Gables puffed sleeves memories for me.
LOL. I love, love the picture of Molly and her friend Zoie. And for crinolines, they were so scratchy and itchy, and I only know that because I never got to wear one as a little girl but I did wear one as part of a Halloween costume.
That is such a cute picture!
I just barely remember crinolines–I was always the tallest in my class until I got to grade seven–then everyone caught up with me and I stayed the same! Love the two dogs!
Molly has that certain look on her face that says, “But mom, if I play with her I might step on her and hurt her!” But I’m sure she wouldn’t as Molly is such a gentle girl. I miss the little time I spent with her…we had some good heart to heart chats too!