Whilst I was rummaging around in the trunk I found some things that our daughters will have no idea where they came from, or why they were saved..they could guess of course..or they could read the blog.
My Mom marked the photo. First Day School 1959 Stuart, Iowa. We spent the entire summer and fall in Iowa while my Dad was working on Road Construction in the area. I started Third Grade there and after two months we went back to the farm. I loved Stuart Iowa. There was a library, and I had my own library card..for a reader like me it was pure heaven. There was also a city park and a bandstand.
My Mom sent the dress out to me one day when she was cleaning out some of her old boxes.
I suppose I should have ironed it..but it is old..and ironing it now may damage the fibers..besides that I just put it back in the trunk after the photos anyway.
This dress now has provenance .. yes this is a historical dress..a 53 year old historical dress. Provenance means “to come from” usually it is reserved for great works of art. In my case it works for the red dress. I know it was a store bought dress, and I wore it many times. Not my favorite dress..but it was my second favorite dress. I only wore it one season..cause then I got breasts and nothing fit right ever again:)