Mother’s Brown Velvet Suit
It is Near 80 Years Old. It’s a very plush velvet, extra soft and cushiony. The buttons are white daisy-like flowers with a ‘rhinestone’ in the center.
Mother, wore this suit from age 16 to 24, Pre & Post WWII. (1940 to 1947) I wore it from age 16 to 27, during and post Vietnam. (1967 to 1979) I wore it with brown suede platform shoes.
Passing It On.
I kept it all these years. In November 2017, It was passed on to my eldest daughter, age 37. She came ‘home’ for three weeks from mid-November through to early December, for an ‘American’ Thanksgiving, and an early Christmas. She has lived in Scotland for 11 years now. She was very close to her Grandmother, ‘Nanny Moon’. She loved The Brown Velvet Suit, but, she is going to make some alterations. She says: ‘The daisy buttons have to go, and maybe the sleeves, to make it a proper vest’. She will use it for work, I can’t wait to see what she does with it. I hope to be able to share some pictures in the future. * Note: My daughter, after reading my post, said she always intended to keep the keep sleeves on this Brown Velvet Suit.
My Daughter was close to her ‘Nanny Moon’.
Funny thing is, Nanny Moon’s Grandmother, came from Edinburgh, Scotland, the very city where my daughter now works. Nanny Moon always wanted to go visit ‘The Scotland’, where her Grandparents came from. Now at least her Brown Velvet Suit will get to live and work there. 🙂
I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past, and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle