Many people who’ve come through the door of Franklin Square have asked about the wedding dress hanging behind the register. It always makes me happy when those inquiring are impressed that it actually belonged to my maternal Grandmother.
I asked my Aunt Betsy if she had any copies of the wedding picture and to my delight, she sent me the picture of both grandparents and one of just my Grandmother, which I had never seen before!
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. O’Connell, 1936
Bernadette Weldon O’Connell, 1936
I can’t wait to get these framed and hung! Grandmom’s birthday is this Saturday, February 11, and I can think of no better way to honor her than to display her pictures alongside her wedding dress.
(Also, in the suitcase shadowbox just below the dress, you can see a little picture of my parents on their wedding day in 1967!)