Tuesday, January 6, 2015

All about the Outfit


I wanted to spend a little bit of time on a very small piece of clothing. This small little white dress outfit is over 60 years old. It has been worn by 3 generations and those that wear it only wear it once. And it's creator/seamstress has been dead for over a decade. It is a baptism gown that has been passed down since Anna (Hlaus) Staudinger (my maternal grandmother) baptized her own little children in it. Who knew then that this one little satin and lace item, carefully and lovingly sewn would last lifetimes? I hope Anna Staudinger is looking down from Heaven and beaming with pride as she sees generations of her children offering their children up to God. Miss you Grandma!

Those who have been baptized in this outfit include:
1. Gilbert Staudinger (son of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
2. Carmen 'Staudinger' Patterson (daughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
3. Gerald Staudinger (son of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
4. Joann 'Staudinger' Snider (daughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
5. Alice Staudinger (daughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
6. Marilyn 'Staudinger' Barton (daughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
7. Joseph Staudinger (son of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
8. Richard Staudinger (son of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
9. Stacey 'Barton' Oney (granddaughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
10. Nicholas Barton (grandson of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
11. Suzanne Barton (granddaughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
12. Elizabeth 'Barton' Neeley (granddaughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
13. Benjamin Barton (grandson of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
14. Andrew Barton (grandson of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
15. Ashley Barton (granddaughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
16. Sophia Oney (great granddaughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
17. Connor Oney (great grandson of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
18. Ainsley Oney (great granddaughter of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
19. Brian Snider (grandson of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
20. Matthew Snider (grandson of Anna & Carl Staudinger)
21. Adam Snider (grandson of Anna & Carl Staudinger)

Those who are yet to come and may wear this outfit on their baptismal day- Unknown, but hopefully many more.

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