One of my most sentimental items is a pink corduroy baby's coat and hat. I wore it as a baby. I'm sure my sister wore it, too, as we were not an affluent family and my hand-me-downs became hers. Unfortunately, as the third child, pictures of her aren't as plentiful as mine and I've yet to find a picture of her wearing this coat. This picture of my Mom and I was taken in Klamath Falls, Oregon (where my Dad was raised) in 1957.
Fast forward to 1985 and I now have a daughter of my own. Mom retrieved the coat from its storage spot and my daughter wore it on more than one occasion.
After she outgrew it, I packed it away. I presented it to her at her baby shower in 2010.
And, later that year, a third generation of babies wore that coat and hat!
Once more it has been packed away. I hope I am around to see another little girl wearing it someday! In another 20 years or so I'll only be in my mid-70's!
In making this post, one thing I've noticed is we all have the same fat cheeks! There is no denying the mother-daughter-granddaughter relationship!