Handmade garments often contain family histories which, like the item itself, are passed down from generation to generation.
For a Colorado mom named Jenny Hirt, a dress made by her great-grandmother in 1950 is the start of a touching tradition.
Hirt’s aunt, Martha Esch, was the first to wear the dress on her first day of kindergarten and for 67 years every girl in the family has worn it.
Hirt’s daughters, Caroline, 4, and Ally, 6, also wore the yellow dress. The woman’s niece, who had recently worn the dress, was the 19th girl to be honored to wear it, while Hirt herself was the fifth.
Over the years, this item of clothing has been restored several times and has been able to see seven different states. It’s a real achievement that the family managed to keep the dress in a more or less presentable state, considering its age.
Pay attention to the fact that no girl in the photos objects to the fact that such an ancient family heritage is displayed on her, which still looks quite modern and relevant.
Scroll down to see an anthology of kindergarten family photos, and don’t forget to let us know if your family has a similar tradition you’re trying to keep.
Left: Martha Ash, Jenny’s aunt and first to wear the dress, 1950. Right: Caroline Hirt, 4, daughter of Jenny Hirt, and 18-year-old girl who wore the dress, 2017.