Friday Fictioneers: Hand- Me-Downs When Grandma Can Sew

Chenille sat at the ready, next to her grandmother. “Take this girl, put it in your brother’s pile”, she said after hemming a pair of pants from their cousin. She grabbed the next item “Stand up, child, let me see. Good lawd you are getting tall” she remarked, holding the dress up.

“Naw this ain’t no good. You too tall, them boys will be looking to see what you had for breakfast. Go on now, put it over there for Gingham, she’s two years younger than you, maybe she can wear it.

Chenille was disappointed. She had really hoped that dress would fit.

This week’s photo:© Jean L. Hays

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.

40 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Hand- Me-Downs When Grandma Can Sew

  1. I feel for her, really, I do. Nothing like seeing the perfect dress and then realizing it’s too small or far too short to be decent. BTW, it was called “wear-with-all” or “showing off your fur-betweens” where I grew up.

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