On our trip to California my mom and I spent just a few minutes going through some family items in her cedar chest. One of these things was my great grandmother’s wedding dress. What a treasure!

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Here is their wedding photo, with her in this dress. Carl Mikkelsen and Johanna Andersen, married May 7, 1913. It’s amazing, she wore this dress 100 years ago!

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Years ago, before my own wedding my mom and I had gone to visit my grandmother. At that time I was able to try on both of my mom’s wedding dresses, my grandmother’s dress, and this very dress. I thought it was cool then, and that’s before I even got interested in my ancestry. I still remember that very special day with two of my favorite people in the world.

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