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At 12:53 pm Beth said:
Oh, this photo made the tears well up! (Likely because I am planning Easter Vigil baptisms for my ducks — er, children). And what a lovely gown — have all your children worn it?
At 12:59 pm Melissa Wiley said:
Yes, all my children–and most of their cousins, and their father, aunt, and uncles, and their maternal grandmother and her sister and brothers, and their maternal great-grandmother and HER siblings! And a good many other cousins besides. Sean was the 56th baby known to wear the gown. (There may have been some in earlier generations whose names weren’t recorded.)
Scott’s great-grandmother made the gown in 1890 for her children. Five generations of babies have worn it now. Sean is 4th-gen, but some of Scott’s first cousins once removed have babies now (Sean’s 2nd cousins)–they’re the fifth generation.
It’s lovely, isn’t it? I am thrilled and awed that my children are a part of its history.
At 1:01 pm Jennifer said:
He’s so beautiful!
At 1:35 pm Laurie M said:
WOW 1890! That is a treasure!
It looks brand new in the pic.
At 4:06 pm Becky said:
At 4:35 pm MelanieB said:
Wow, 5 generations of babies! That is so very cool. What a beautiful gown and a lovely tradition to tie together the generations.
Congratulations to baby Sean.
At 5:24 pm Maria said:
wow! What a piece of history and a beautiful gown. Congratulations.
At 6:49 pm Kristine said:
Absolutely incredibly gorgeous dress! Blessings to your baby.
At 7:05 pm Sheila said:
Oh, what a dear little boy! Your family’s dress brought a lump to my throat, it seems so familiar. Our family baptismal gown was made by my great-grandmother for my mother (born 1929) and her siblings. My 8 siblings and I wore it, so did our many cousins; now our children and grandchildren share in its history. At least 60 children through four generations. What a joy!
At 7:06 pm Kathy said:
That is such a beautiful gown. It must have been amazing to remember all who wore it before him. Congratulations on his day and what a handsome boy he is!!
At 8:52 pm This and That — Here in the Bonny Glen said:
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At 4:26 am Rebecca said:
Congratulations to Sean on his special day! I love to smell their little heads in the days following their baptism. Heavenly!
At 4:40 am Karen Edmisten said:
He is so scrumptiously beautiful!
At 8:13 am kort said:
At 8:18 am Cay G. said:
I love baptismal gowns w/ a history to them.
It’s very beautiful and he’s very adorable. :o)
At 7:44 pm Jessica said:
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing…
At 2:21 pm Maria said:
Oh my, Lissa – stunning baby in a stunning gown with a stunning story!
At 4:44 am Heidi @ GGIP said:
What a cute baby and a gorgeous gown!
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