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Family heirloom

Just wanted to post this beautiful photo of our boy - We had a buddhist Blessing for him on May 29th - more photos to come soon!

He is wearing the Palmer Christening Gown. I was christened in it, as were my siblings, before that my Dad wore it for his christening. My mum added a lining in it, made from her wedding dress. And now Markus wore it...

And here I am wearing it (in 1974) with my godfather Gerry :-)


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Jun. 7th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Aw, what a sweetie!

It's lovely to have a family heirloom like that. The christening robe this little heathen was baptised in was worn by my grandfather and great uncle, then my mum, uncle and their cousin before my sister and I wore it. It then went to the US for my cousins, before returning to be put away - I think my Ma had thought it had had its last outing in the States, but of course my niece has worn it too, although just for a photo shoot, her parents don't "do" religion either. Perhaps one day Molly - and Markus - will have children of their own who will wear these garments, although I expect they will seem very archaic!
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