Thursday, September 9, 2010

Another Little Ballerina

My little sister, Lee (actually Jean Lee) was born when I was five years old. I don't remember that she ever took dancing lessons, but she liked being a ballerina as much as I did so my mother always made sure that she was included in all the dance business that went on around our house. 

It looks like Lee is wearing my ballet shoes--they look huge on her. My mother must have bought a special little leotard for her ballet "practice." Look at that curly hair! This picture wasn't just taken on the spur of the moment. There was a great deal of planning (pincurls, for example) that went into it. 

Dancing girls.
What we wouldn't give to have those figures now!

I really can't get over the work my mother put into our costumes. Suzanne and I tap danced a Sailor''s Hornpipe, and little Lee got a tiny costume of her own to match. The dresses were made of white taffeta with dark blue taffeta trim printed with gold stars. Suzanne and I had hats to match--good thing little Lee didn't catch that detail! I love the expression on her face.


  1. This is adorable. Love those little legs on all three of you sticking out from those short dresses! You had some serious dancin' goin' on, girl!


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