When my mom was born in 1951, her Aunt Grace made her a silky, peach-colored dress with a lace yoke.
Thirty years later, I was born, and I wore the dress on this sunny day in spring/summer 1982.
Twenty-seven years after that, Kate was born, and she too wore the dress on a pretty day in our backyard last September.
This little gown is such a family treasure. Maybe one day (in the 2030s--holy cats!) a fourth generation will don the heirloom dress. Wouldn't that be something?
What heirloom items do you pass down in your family?