Way back May tradition

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First Communion Day!  It is a special day in our Catholic tradition.  I have a few memories that I’d like to share:

This was a day of GREAT ANTICIPATION!  We studied and prepared for it in school all year.  The day had finally come,   I was so special…and grown up that day. 

I remember trying on dresses, I was impatient as usual, but I loved the dress my mom picked out and felt very lovely.

Being the last in the procession line, as usual, because I was the tallest.

The many practice sessions we had, which meant we escaped the classroom on a regular basis.

The lovely party, the cake.

Being impatient with my grandfather, the photographer, because I wanted to ride my bike with my girlfriends….with the dress on, of course.  I might have been a tomboy, but I loved that dress.   I sure don’t remember doing that though, surely mom nixed that.  I wonder how long I stayed dressed up…

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 Yes, look at that expression…I had just about had it with the photos by now.  But aren’t my brothers just so cute! 

And one last memory, how proud I was that my Grandmother sent my dress to Poland for another little girl to wear.

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