Friday, March 29, 2013

A Little Piece of History

Rod Mills is Jon's grandfather is 87.  He was an officer in the Navy during WWII.  I love a man in a uniform especially when it's my Dad.  He looked so proud and so very very young.

One day I began thinking about a photo of GrandRod in his uniform and how special it would be for Jon if somehow I could use one of his grandfather's buttons on his wedding vest.  So the next day I called my Mom.

Karen:  Mom is Dad's Navy officer uniform still in the attic?  I am making a wedding vest for Jon and we were thinking how neat it would be to add one of his buttons to the vest.

Mom:  Yes it's in the attic I'll ask him and get back to you tomorrow.

The next day.

Mom:  Dad bought extra buttons in case a button ever fell off his uniform so we are going to put them in a bag and mail them to you.

In a couple of days I got a large plastic bag of buttons, they looked brand new!  One of them was the perfect size.  It's the little brass one almost in the center of the photo with the string on it.  So I added that to Jon's collection of vest buttons.

GrandRod will be tickled and proud to see a little piece of history on Jon's special wedding vest and Jon will be proud wearing a vest with his grandfather's buttons.

Thank you GrandRod for sharing a little piece of history!

See you next week sometime.  I'm off to finish Brittney's wedding dress.  If you haven't seen her dress already check it out at

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