To Tell My Daughter – Jean Curtis Brown Decorations by Eleanor Moynihan
My grandmother died in Scotland when l was two years old and a black velvet bonnet, with black satin ribbons, was bought for me. l remember hating the first sight of this bonnet, protesting when it was put on and twisting my head this way and that to get rid of it. An even earlier memory was of my grandmother herself in a white lace cap – a miniature of her in this lace cap stood always on the drawing room mantelpiece and is now in my possession. White lace caps are much more becoming than black velvet bonnets, I thought so at two and I still think so.
First published 1948 Inscription on inside cover