We convent kids wore surge uniforms boys and girls all year round summer as well as winter. Well, until my Auntie and Mum decided that was nonsense. To our mortification they designed light weight cotton dresses and my sister and I had to wear them to school and wait for the nun's reaction. The first day was horrible and we couldn't wait to get them off when we got home but we didn't have to say much as Mum and our Auntie had been called into face the nuns over what was seen as bold insurrection! As it happened the other kids couldn't wait to get home and plead with their mothers for a dress like ours, and in a matter of weeks summer uniform became the norm. The boys too were allowed to have cotton material for their shorts so they didn't miss out either! These two women,our Mum and Auntie, were a great force and wonderful innovators over the years.
Marie: And yet another story!
It seems to be a trait of the elderly to tell stories and often repeat the same stories. As our family has a major Reunion in February 2015 I will tell a family story each day and NOT repeat it for 100 days. I will use christian names from our earlier generations as pseudonyms.