One of the highlights of watching the finale of "Downton Abbey" yesterday was being surprised to see Daisy transformed into my grandmother's 1927 high-school-graduation portrait-self. Even their dresses were so similar. I started crying as soon as I saw dolled-up Daisy after Anna styled her new haircut.
For Grandma's high school graduation present, her older brother treated her to a trip to stay with him and his wife in Detroit. Below is Grandma on that trip, looking like she could be visiting "Downton's" Mary and Henry at the race track.
Such a dear hairdo. I tried its once in my mid-twenties and can assure you that it just doesn't happen with naturally curly hair. :)
But Daisy and Grandma--and certainly posh Mary--more than make it work.
That lace collar!
Sweet, sweet Grandma. And sweet "Downton" too. I didn't like a lot of this final season, but the finale was solid. Their "Happy new year" and the home in the snow, and with Grandma on my mind. . .I cried a few times while I watched this yesterday. "Auld lang syne," indeed.