2/14 and 2/16 Challenge: Princess Bride
I was inspired by two challenges: The freebie for 2/14 reminded me of the wallpaper in my grandmother's bedroom, bringing back a flood of memories. The 2/16 challenge, favorite romantic movie, was an easy choice for me: Princess Bride. The two together brought back this fabulous memory for me: the moment I tried on my wedding dress in my grandmother's bedroom.
I tried to slip upstairs unnoticed, but my foster sister saw and followed me, giggling. My grandmother noticed the bride-to-be and maid-of-honor stealing away with the mail, and put two and two together--she brought Grandpa's old minolta to capture the moment. I am so glad that she did!
The dress arrived, delivered by the postman
in a plain JC Penney shipping carton.
Quietly I took the package and stole away up to
Grandma’s bedroom, excited to try on the dress of my
dreams. Carefully unwrapping the dress from its
gossamer tissue, I slipped it on, then turned to the
mirror to afix my veil.
As I gazed upon my reflection in my Grandma’s
vanity mirror, I saw a glimpse of the little girl
who not so many years before sat right here,
trying on her Grandma’s lipstick--
Now all grown up and ready to be