in Dodge, NE United States of America
Cathey Watkins Cute! Glad their names were given. Would have thought all 3 were girls.
Susan Prosser-Owens The boys wore dresses back then too?
Lynne Kennedy Powell what year is this?
Pam Milligan Vaughan Super cute photo. My dad- born in 1912- didn't wear pants of any kind until he was 3. They also didn't cut his hair until he was 3. I think probably it was easier to change diapers if babies wore dresses. Did plastic pants even exist then???
Cathy Torbert Dent According to a genealogy inquiry, the triplets never married. They were part of a family with 9 children.
John Collum Can't say I agree with the article. I have a picture of my Dad with a dress and long curly hair. People in the west of Ireland were superstutious and feared the fairies would steal male children and leave a 'changeling'. So they dressed and treated the boys as girls to confuse the little people. When the boy was about two they had a little cermony called 'breeching the boy' where the boy's baby curls would be shorn and he would get his first breeches or trousers. Then he was accepted into the community as a boy. When we went to visit my wife's granny, who wore black as a widow and smoked a pipe, when she threw the washing up water out of the door into the garden, there was no plumbing, would always mutter something in Irish. She told us she was warning the little people because you would have bad luck if you soaked them!
Karen Sheaffer Thomas Jill Miller Seaman & Natalee Seaman....if, instead of Frank, they had named him Jesus, they'd be Mary, Joseph & Jesus!
Karen Sheaffer Thomas Why, thank you for your response, Rose Gasak, but in answer to your question, no, I consider myself to be fairly well informed. You obviously are ignorant to the fact that Jesus (pronounced He'zues with the first e pronounced as a long a, in the Spanish language) is a very common name given to males in the Hispanic community.
Annie Ooms The real reason why boys wore dresses is that in those times more girls then boys survived when they were small children...So the parents dressed their boys as girls so the evil sprits thought they were girls...
Donna Coyne My best guess is that dresses were easier to sew from scratch; the first home sewing machines were manufactured around 1860, and most likely they did not become a commonplace in most homes right away. Modern indoor plumbing was also not a commonplace in most homes, and it was probably easier to get a non-toilet-trained baby in and out of dresses, rather than pants.
Nancy Lee Wingo It was easier to change diapers! I still have one of my grandfathers baby dresses. My great aunt remembers a time that my grandfather was sitting on the dirt playing marbles with the neighborhood boys and he was wearing the white dress that I still have! Dirty hands, dirty face and dirty dress!
Cheryl Dieter I am so glad everyone has enjoyed the picture of my husband's great uncles and aunt. They were born in 1907 in Nebraska and all died in the 1990's. They lived together for their entire lives (except when Mary had to go into a nursing home at an advanced age) and none of them married.
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L Willow Mitchell I've seen pics of my dad with long Bologna curls and a dress on till he was about 4 or so. His mom was 100% German and I was told that when they brought him home from the hospital they didn't think he would live so they kept him in a dresser drawer till they outgrew it