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Hand-me-downs – a memory

With 5 girls and little money mother did a great job dressing us up.  The ‘hand me downs’ rule was in great force and me being the youngest got the brunt of it all.  Not that I did not get new dresses. I did but that was may be once a year. 

I had accepted my fate and in fact kind of looked forward to specially  when it came to  particular dresses  my sisters wore which I liked very much  And when  mother started repairing them  to fit me I just could not wait.

This is history now   I do not see anyone wearing hand me downs.  The second generation is well off with their wardrobes packed to capacity with new clothes. 

  • Did you wear hand me downs?

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Written by grace


  1. After a certain age, I got “hand me ups.”
    My little sister got to be a bigger size than me, so I got her stuff. As for my kids, I was able to give all 5 new clothes when the old ones wore out.