Memories About Sailor Suits

I may have been the one of the last sailor suit wearers. I remember having one in the mid 1940s just before kindergarden. It was white and i believe the material was silk. I remember questioning Mom about it but acceptd it since my uncles were in the navy and wore whites too. The issue of the non-military material was apparently resolved. As far as the rest of the outfit there was no hat, a whistle on a lanyard that I never was able to make work and white laced shoes. I probably would have been wearing strap shoes if there wasn't some sort of concern about my feet needing extra support. My hair at that time was a mass of ringlets but "never below my ears" according to Mom.

Christopher Wagner

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