Delphine is graduating from High School today. It's a bright warm day in June, 1940 and she is about to join her best friend, Dora, and class of young women at Nativity High School. But first, she and her sisters, Rita, Jean, and Marcy fuss with her hair and artfully apply a touch of make-up - just enough to pass the scrutiny of the nuns.
Rita made this beautiful white cotton batiste gown with the ruffled hem and tiny bows. A last minute touch up with a little starch and hot iron puff the sleeves and give body to the yards of fabric that make up the skirt.
This beautiful young ingenue, my mother, poses for pictures and enjoys her moment in the sun.
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