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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About 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.

Posted on July 1, 2014, in Bite Size Memoir and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I would guess that of all the princesses in this picture you are the prettiest one! Did I get it right???


  2. What gorgeous photos to remember dressing up for such a momentous day!

    Are you far left of the front row?

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  3. It was an unforgettable day. I’m afraid I’m nearer the back!

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  4. I love this! I remember my first communion… I too felt like a princess. Are you the one with the halo-veil? I loved the sweet picture at the beginning.

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  5. You look so lovely…And I guess when you feel good you look even better…Beautiful memories…thanks for sharing :)…also I left a reply to your question in my blog


  6. Your first communion photo was so similar to mine! 🙂


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