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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Paw Paw's Jacket

This is Rosalyn.
She is our firstborn grandchild.
She is two.

See that awesome jacket she's wearing?
It was my husband's.
Her Paw Paw.
The jacket is forty years old.


I have saved it all these years through all the many moves.
Like.. over 20 times we have moved.
Each time we do..
I clean out.
Throw away.
Lighten the load.
The box with this jacket was always a keeper.
It always traveled with us everywhere we go.

You see..
I had a vision.
I always could picture my grandkids wearing it.
....One day.

That one day is now this day.
She is the first grandchild to wear her Paw Paw's Jacket.
The plan is to pass it down and let each one have a turn.
Little sister
Litte brother
Future cousins
My grandchildren
Paw Paw's Jacket

This will probably be her reaction when it's time for her to 
pass it down to her little sister.
She loves wearing her Paw Paw's jacket almost as fiercely
 as she loves her Paw Paw.

For once I'm glad I'm a pack rat.
I'm glad I have always loved vintage.
I'm glad the Lord let me see the third generation to wear
Paw Paw's Jacket.

If you want to see a bunch of other vintage stuff
go check out
Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Stephanie :)


  1. Awww, how cute is that?!

  2. Too sweet! She's an awesome little model!

  3. I there I am visiting from Gussy! Great post! Too sweet! She is such a cutie! Have a wonderful Day!

  4. love it ... for reasons like this i wish i were a pack rat :)

  5. I love all of her sassy little poses!

  6. She is a doll! I love the history behind all of it. That will be a well loved jacket! :)

  7. Aw, she is definitely a keeper. The jacket, too!

  8. Awww...she is so cute! :) Love the history behind the jacket! ;)

  9. love these sweet photos! what a special jacket-awesome. xo

  10. oh my goodness! so precious! what a neat thing to still have :)

  11. Adorable! That's so something my mom would do...keep a jacket that long:) Love that you can hand things down like that!

  12. How fabulous! So glad you kept it - it looks like it held up really well :). And your granddaughter is adorable wearing it!!!


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