Lesson One - Pam L.

     A Memory of a Favorite Piece of Clothing    

     Our first written assignment was easy for me - I barely even had to think about it. What periodically has come to my mind throughout the years has been a particular smocked dress that my Grandmother made me sometime during my early primary grades. It was made of a blue/green print cotton material. I loved how the gathering flowed below the smocking across my chest. I remember feeling very pretty whenever I got to wear this dress. But what accentuates the memory of this dress even more was the embroidered design that my Grandmother stitched over the top of the smocking - a scene of fish swimming through some reeds. It is Interesting how this very pleasant memory of this dress keeps returning to me year in and year out - well over 50 years.