Bite Size Memoir No.8 “Dressing Up”

Princess for One Day


I will never forget the white shoes. They were too tight, but they didn’t have a larger size, so I pretended they fit, of course I had painful blisters the next day, but I didn’t mind. It was a small price to pay for feeling like a princess. I wore a long white wedding-style dress with veil that my mother made. I had so many photos taken at home and at church that I felt like a star. I was a very excited seven-year-old princess, for one day. After the ceremony we had a party in the Church Hall, at St. Joseph’s, Harrow Weald. I was at Primary School then, and I’ve lost touch with all the other girls in the picture, which saddens me. I have met many people along the way, but few have remained as part of my life. Perhaps if we had had Facebook, and Blogs, and smart phones, we’d still be in touch…?


First Holy Communion. St. Joseph’s, Harrow, 1966?


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Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

12 thoughts on “Bite Size Memoir No.8 “Dressing Up”

    1. Thank you. That’s the nicest comment I’ve read so far! 🙂 I certainly felt very pretty. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I’ve been so fussed about since then…


      1. I’m glad you enjoyed the comment. You deserved it. We all have these unique moments in our lives that we can never forget feeling special. Wish we could bottle it up and keep it all the time 🙂


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