The guest blogger strikes again! I will now refer to myself as a serial blogger. A blogger without a blog.
I am not certain what I am referred to on either site (moms blog: ironneedles, or aunt’s: this blog) but I am pretty sure it is ‘favorite’ daughter/niece. And I am NOT the one in the picture recently posted on ironneedles, posted without the permission of the subject. But I digress.
A couple of years ago, an exhibit of the dresses of the 1st ladies came through my area and I was so pumped. I think mostly they display dresses worn to the inaugural events for their husbands. Alas, I could not convince anyone to go with me, even my man-friend. So it came and went. A little while later I get a package in the mail. My aunt-just-a-mere had found pictures from a similar exhibit passing through Kansas City some years ago. This exhibit displayed 4ft mannequins wearing hand-sewn versions of the 1st lady fashion. My grandmother worked at the host site and she took so many great pictures of these replicas. I do not know whom she went with or if it was her idea to go. Once I was old enough to hang with her, her hobby was pulling weeds so this was really a cool thing to see something from her view that didn’t involve heat stroke. :)
On the back of each picture is a number and a name of the original ‘wear-ee’ of the dress in the photo, number and name different ink. I imagine she took the picture, wrote the number down on a paper along with the name on the display, and then - when the pictures were developed - she sat down and wrote the numbers first, then went back to write the names. Here are some of my favorites.
Since then I have practiced my skill of talking the man-friend into going places with me that are less than ‘manly’.
Evidence: Flower Show 2009
He is desperately hoping momma-ironneedles and aunt-just-a-mere will come out for Flower Show 2010!!