This week Eileen is hosting a meme of bloggers in their nice dresses when they were little. It seems I usually didn't have a new spring dress for Easter like Eileen did. The time for a new dress was end of May, when school ended. - I do remember having had a soft yellow hand knitted wool outfit with a jumper and what you would nowadays call leggings but we called damasks. A cap and mittens may have belonged to the set as well. I remember my mother saying I looked like an Easter chicken, and it made me feel good.
This picture is of me around that same age, maybe five years old. It was taken at a real photographer's studio, and my mother and my three sisters and two brothers are all in it too. I remember the dress I'm wearing, it was light blue and white, knitted by my grandmother I think.
As you see, I was not flashing smiles even then!
If you go to Eileen's blog, you'll find links to other girls playing this game with us, and you can join in, too!