Thursday, August 11, 2011
We didn't get a lot of new things for school but usually we got a few things. New shoes, new socks, a new pencil box and pencils, maybe one new store bought dress. Mother sewed. She ordered fabric from the catalog (Sears or Montgomery Wards) and made several dresses each for my two sisters and I. She made shirts for my brother, she even taught herself how to make Western shirts for him. Too much of August was spent standing on a chair while Mother pinned up hems.
My favorite store bought dress was red with white polka dots and a twirly skirt. Of course it had ties, most all of the dresses had ties to make a bow in back.
The new things were the best part. Being confined to school - not the best part! Diane