8 women wore the same wedding dress: purchased in 1950, it has been handed down for over 70 years
October 31, 2022
There are families who care a lot about tradition and love to pass down customs and heirlooms from generation to generation. Of course, it is not easy for these customs to persist for generations, but it is nice to think that some people do try to achieve this goal.
Everyone has a custom or an object that has been passed down from grandparents to grandchildren, and, in the case of the story we are about to tell you, this is a special wedding dress. That's right: a dress purchased in the 1950s that is still in service today. Here is the story:
via Washington Post
The white satin dress with a stand-up collar was originally purchased in 1950 by Adele Larson Stoneberg, the matriarch of the family and started a tradition that was destined to endure. The woman, originally from Chicago, bought the dress at Marshall Field and paid only $ 100 for it. A small figure if you think that modern wedding dresses cost thousands of dollars.
The dress was for the woman's marriage to Roy Stoneberg, but she did not know that it would be used by all the women in her family. In fact, Adele's two sisters, Eleonor and Sharon, also wore it for their weddings.
Then the baton passed to Adele's granddaughters and in 2022, the dress was worn by great granddaughter, Serena Stoneberg, who said: "When I walked down the aisle of the church, I thought about my great grandmother when she was wearing the dress and I became very emotional. The dress hold a very deep bond with her. "
This heirloom not only represented a family tradition that has been passed down over the years, but was also considered a good luck charm. Apparently, all the weddings it was used for have lasted. Why, then, give it up?
Of course, each of the brides have made small changes to fit their bodies, but none of them have made any radical changes. "The dress was in perfect condition," said Eleonor, Adele's sister. "My mother stored it with the utmost care, closing it in an airtight box and this had ensured its long life".
In short, quality, beauty, history, elegance, memories, tradition - all these elements meant that a dress from 1950 could be worn again in 2022, and that as many as 8 women from the Stoneberg family have used it. And who knows? Perhaps it will continue to be used in the years to come.
We hope that this wonderful tradition will continue for this family.