But here's a story that will touch your heart about a dress that must have been expensive.
An elderly man anonymously left a donation of his late wife’s stunning 1950s wedding dress at a charity shop in Leeds, with a heartfelt note attached. A note read: “I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one 56 years like I did. Happy years. I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine."
Staff at St Gemma’s Hospice, which runs a speciality bridal shop in Yorkshire, were touched and described the man as a “true gent” while appealing for help finding him on social media.
The vintage gown with lace bodice and sleeves flares out in and full embroidered skirt.
At last, he has been found and is pleased about the interest around the world, although he wishes to remain anonymous.
Thousands of people have 'liked' the page on Facebook, and the dress has been put up for sale on eBay. Bids are rising, and proceeds will go to St Gemma’s Hospice. Source: Independent.
It sounds like a beautiful dress, and the person who buys it will be lucky with such an endorsement of marriage.
I bought my first 'wedding dress' from a rack at a normal department store in Melbourne, Australia in 1960. Made of embroidered lawn (fine cotton), it was nipped in at the waist with a full skirt.
My mother kept many letters I wrote to her, which I'm using in my memoirs. Here's an excerpt about the dress:
My clothes are all ready for my wedding and I think I will stun my man. … The frock is lovely. I can't remember if I told you about it so I'll risk it again … I took the collar off so that it would look better and so it wouldn't be the same as everyone else's. (That's because it was under £5) Now I'll tell you about the hat. Well, it consists of one rose that spreads over the top of the head and nestles on between the hair held on by a white satin band, surrounded by a white veil (that was 35/-). … Of course, I'll wear my white shoes and my bride petticoat.
Gray is earning a salary of approx. £30 a week without any commission. …
Your loving daughter, Francene.
That marriage lasted for 27 years, which isn't so bad when you think of the cost of the wedding outfit.
Do you think price matters in affairs of the heart?