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Housedress

Amid the sexy lingerie The bride-to-be received, There was a garment out of place, Or so some folks believed. It was a housedress from the past, A little drab and faded, In which the grandma of the bride Once through her house paraded. That grandma is no longer here, But spoke up through that dress. Her daughter and her grandchild Felt her kvelling,** I would guess. And though that shapeless schmatte* Wasn’t bridal-like to wear, It let us know that Grandma Ida Had a presence there. I love when past and present Are connected with a link; That housedress did its job and Ida Would be tickled pink. *an old piece of clothing or material **bursting with joy and bragging about it

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Date: 5/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My neice made hats out of some of my mom's old wool clothes for the other girls in the family. Heavy Evie would have been pleased. Bty. She was about as small and petite as it gets.
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Date: 5/21/2013 7:55:00 PM
She certainly would be! A lovely piece, tying the old and the new with such style and grace; '...something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...' Grandma Ida's housedress fits in perfectly!! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 5/20/2013 6:27:00 PM
I'm with Judy on this one! This is superb, my dear! When past and present are connected with a link...what amazing lines. Hugs!
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Date: 5/18/2013 5:46:00 PM
What a creative poet you are..delightful write....and we all have favorite things to wear......loved it
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