My mother, Edith Simmons, and aunt, Sarah Simmons, made this dress for me when I was about five years old. At the time, there were no other little girls named Hannah that I knew of. I loved wearing this dress and when I outgrew it, there was no one to pass it on to so I kept it. I think at one time, I temporarily loaned to a Hannah in the mid-’80s and then it was returned to me.
I believe my mother was a charter member of the New Comers’ Club and Campus Club at API. My father and Aunt Sarah’s husband were both API graduates as were many others in my family.