A Study in White

My Grandmother, Anna Cooper, was given her mothers wedding dress on her 16th birthday. Anna passed the dress onto my mother and my mother, in turn gave the gown to our daughter Kelsey. Considering that Kelsey was only six years old at the time, my wife suggested that we gently wrap it in tissue and store it safely in the attic. Kelsey, on the other hand, was determined to enjoy her newly inherited treasure to the fullest. Each morning she would ceremoniously don her wedding dress and veil and clomp around the block in her mothers white heels. She would stop by the Save-Rite Market and accept the warm smiles and flowery compliments from any of our neighbors who happened to be shopping there at that early hour.

That summer we referred to her as our dusty hemmed Study in White!

 

A Study in White