So, how about another vintage photo this Friday to spark a few memories?
Here I am, October 1975, along with my sister. We’re posing at our town’s Oktoberfest, wearing the Bicentennial dresses Mom made for us — obviously they’re ready prior to that 1976 event.
Whenever I look at this photo, my first thought is how ridiculous my shawl looks. I remember it well. My mom tied on my sister’s shawl and wanted to fix mine as well, but I insisted I wanted my own style. I’m not sure what I was seeing or thinking, but with the advantage of years, I must admit — Mom was right. The off-the-shoulder look just isn’t working for me.
Why are we wearing Bicentennial dresses to the local German festival, you may ask? I don’t know. Colonial America, Bavaria — ehh, they’re both exotic, right? And besides, the Bicentennial was just one year, and we wanted to get plenty of wear out of those dresses.
We did — we both wore them for school photos, and I still have mine hanging in the front closet. My girls have worn one or the other of the dresses for school projects, and they’re still in fine shape. Anyone need to borrow a colonial dress?
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