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October 24, 2013

More Attic Treasures

Last Saturday we continued our assault on 20 years’ worth of accumulated stuff in my parents’ attic and unearthed some long-lost treasures. I found my yellowed wedding dress and veil that had vanished into the void, along with fabric remnants from bridesmaid dresses. But even more exciting was the discovery of our old dress-up clothes.  

My Grandmother Coleman had filled a trunk with dresses, hats and gloves from her 1920’s-era college years. These became a theatrical wardrobe for my brother, sister and me during the lazy summer days of our childhood. As the oldest, I assumed responsibility for writing, producing and directing little plays that we presented under an arbor in the backyard. Our parents and grandparents formed an appreciative audience for these creative endeavors.  

Grandmother’s clothes disappeared after her death. None of us realized that they were among the boxes and bags stored in the recesses of mom’s attic. Until last Saturday. Opening a dust-covered garbage bag, I instantly recognized the familiar garments. And just as instantly, a dozen memories of vacations at my grandparents’ house came flooding back.

I have never lost my love of dressing up (and my family accuses me of maintaining an overdeveloped sense of melodrama). Lucky for me, I can scratch that itch at the Senior Center. Not only do we have a dress-up theme for each of our monthly dances, but on Thursday, Oct. 31, we’re throwing an old-fashioned Halloween costume party. Beginning at 11 a.m., judges will score costumes for prizes in various categories.

At the same time, another set of judges will be tasting entries in a baking contest featuring desserts made with pumpkin or apple as main ingredients. When the winners have been determined, we’ll divide the goodies to share with everybody.  If you enjoy Fall desserts and dressing up, come join us for a fun time.

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