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My Chinese grandmother's dresses

Friday, January 18, 2013

My grandmother died in 2003, and my grandfather followed her a few years later. When we cleaned out their apartment we there were a few of her little dresses. I took a few of them home, maybe for my daughter to wear since we had no idea of us wearing them. My grandmother was pretty small, not super tiny but she was Chinese whereas I believed I just had a bigger frame from my caucasian mother. My daughter tried them on once, but she quickly grew to be even taller than me, so they went in the bottom of the closet and were forgotten about. Until today.

I'm working on my entry for the success story survey, so I was taking pictures of myself in different outfits this morning, and just for laughs I pulled out my grandmother's dresses. I held them up and they looked so small. And then I put one on.

I have a weird look on my face here, I guess it's skepticism. I can't believe I'm doing this. Here's another try, this dress is a little gentler. I had a happier face, but thought I looked more like my grandmother here.

People always said I looked like my grandmother the most of any of my five sisters. Of course, I only knew her when she was very old, so I didn't like hearing it. It just totally blows my mind to wear one of her dresses. It's like being a part of history.

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LE7_1234 1/22/2013 12:11PM


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MATOCIQUALA 1/22/2013 11:25AM

    You look stunning in them. Thank you for sharing this.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 1/21/2013 2:19PM

  Your dresses are your direct connection to your past and ancestry. Wear them with pride, and if they were mine, I would pick one to frame and hang on the wall as a piece of art and personal history to be cherished. emoticon

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MICHELLE_391 1/20/2013 9:01AM

    Woman! You are beautiful! Those dresses show off your hard work - and what an heirloom. Thank you for today's inspiration!

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TINAJANE76 1/20/2013 7:45AM

    That's a wonderful story and both of the dresses look fantastic on you. Wear them with pride!

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AJDOVER1 1/19/2013 11:54PM

    absolutely beautiful!

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JENMAH 1/19/2013 10:02PM

    Incredible! A bit of history and a bit of pride in fitting in to such little dresses. How lovely!

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-AMANDA79- 1/19/2013 12:17PM

What an amazing way to connect with your grandmother!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/18/2013 9:33PM

    emoticon Love this story.

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ANDY_54 1/18/2013 6:53PM

    This is lovely! I think it's wonderful you have this bit of history and a reminder of the past. Congrats!

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JUMPINJULIE 1/18/2013 4:50PM

    Awesome pic. The dresses are beatiful.

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REDQT2 1/18/2013 2:41PM

    That is so wonderful!

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SADAPARIBHUTA 1/18/2013 1:54PM

    What a lovely way to hold onto the memory of your grandmother. So pretty!
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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/18/2013 1:44PM

    Beautiful! I hope you go on wearing them. emoticon

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