Delia Mae Pierson has a Special Day!
On Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 3 p.m. Ms. Delia Mae Pierson, daughter of Deanna Pierson was christened by Father James McCreanor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Homestead. Father Jim had a hard time with the name Delia (he wanted her to be Della) but when corrected, he said her name beautifully with his Irish lilt. Father explained the reasoning for baptism or christening in the Catholic Church and also explained that when we come into the world we wear white and when we leave the world, our casket is covered in white by a cloth named the Pall. His talk was enlightening and enjoyable.
Delia's Godparents are Debi Meneses and Mike Mowry. Delia is the grandaughter of Herb and Patty Pierson. Great Grandma Angie Pierson was also in attendance. The event was attended by a throng of family and friends who were there for this very special young lady.
Delia's heirloom gown was antique design in white eyelet with a flower and cross design and scalloped hem. The bodice was hand smocked in a trellis pattern with pearls. Her collar was diagonal trimmed with tiny white satin bows with a pearl. The sleeves were also scalloped on the hem and trimmed with a white satin bow and a pearl. Delias's hat was also hand sewn from the white eyelet and was made so that on her wedding day, a few snips of thread will turn it into her wedding hankie for something old. Delia's gown and hat were made with love by her adopted "Auntie Doris" who is her Godmother's mother.