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My husbands baby grow

Sandra's story

My Scottish husband was born in 1931 in China whilst his family were working there. They had a Chinese maid who nursed him; she had bound feet and he remembers her tottering around on her tiny feet. When he was born she made him a traditional Chinese baby outfit in red for good luck. It is hand embroidered with flowers and is in two pieces with a little bonnet to match. Unfortunately he was born too big to wear it but the garments have been kept wrapped in tissue paper in a little box for more than 70 years.

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