This picture made my day. Take a look at the dress. Recognize it? Read on.
The House family was out voting early on this 2020 election day. Kara was at our neighborhood polling place shortly after it opened and faced about a 20 minute wait. I took the kids three hours later and I breezed in and out with my special election day mask. The kids waited outside due to covid.
For me this is the first election day I haven’t worked since before 1994, when Denise D’Ascenzo and I were first paired as co-anchors. The big story that night: the election of John Rowland as governor. Tonight I’ll be watching the returns with the family, and my kids are excited to watch the returns.
I have never been able to do this and I will enjoy every moment of it, because next year I’ll be back on the election beat.
Below are some pictures of Denise and me on election night over the years, including her legendary election dress which she wore every election beginning in the late 90s (with the exception of one when it needed repairs) to last year, our final election together. We lost her 32 days later, but the dress lives on.
Now Denise’s beautiful daughter Kathryn is wearing the dress today to vote on this election day 2020! Her mother is definitely smiling somewhere and laughing a bit about the dress. Kathryn you look amazing!! Thanks for sending this to me.
Check out this touching picture of Kathryn kissing her mom on television in the dress.
Here is the history of the garment: https://dennishouse.tv/2011/11/08/denises-vintage-voting-vestments/
Categories: Connecticut history