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Son sees mom’s wedding dress made from parachute

Dress worn by WWII Army nursing grad

June 24, 2014
Daily Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Italian-made, hand-stitched, replete with bishop sleeves, collar neck and sheer bodice transitioned by a cummerbund into a drop-waist ballerina hem and made of 100 percent parachute silk; it's obvious why Hilda Franklin "Frankie" Bell said yes to this dress.



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