Then near the bottom of the box covered with dust and the crumbled remains of a corsage was the photo below. Most people would never save a photo in this condition . . . but my mother did.
It looks like it became wet at some point in time but by the time it was discovered, the majority of the picture must have stuck to whatever was on top. Still she peeled it off and saved it.
This is a photo of my first communion at Holy Savior Catholic School in Wichita, Kansas. It would have been about 1954-1955. I am not exactly sure because I don't remember how old I was when I had my first communion. I know this was in Wichita, and I went to school in Indiana for third grade after my parent's divorce.
As I looked closer at this half picture with moldy dots on the remaining section, I could see clearly that the girl with the dark hair in the front row was. . . ME! I was still in the photo. What are the odds?? I am positive that my mother made my communion dress because she always made all of my clothes.
I would love to find a complete copy of this photo, but, if not, I will cherish it as it is.
What did your mother save?