Boy Is Fifth In His Family To Wear A 61-Year-Old Sweater For Picture Day

It's almost like time travel.

All families have traditions, whether it's cooking Thanksgiving dinner together, going to a skating rink, reading bedtime stories or carving pumpkins for Halloween.

But the Gose family from Brownsburg, Ind., have a particularly interesting custom of their own.

Since 1954, Gose boys have been posing for their school pictures wearing the same old gray sweater their great-uncle first donned 61 years ago. 


The story of such a beautiful family tradition caught the media's attention after 7-year-old Brady Gose wore the sweater to his first grade picture day, becoming fifth in his family to lay hands on this hand-me-down item.

In the photo above, you can see Brady's grandfather (left) wearing the sweater back in 1958, and Brady's dad, Chuck Gose (middle), sporting the same V-neck in 1982.

According to Chuck Gose, the sweater was just a simple garment his grandma purchased back in 1954, but somehow it became a custom that none of them left behind. Gose believes their example shows that traditions don't have to be complex to be meaningful.

Chuck Gose, who was handed the sweater on his first grade school day back in 1982, says it all looks kind of surreal when he come to think of it:

"When you're in first grade, it seems like a lifetime away. But then all of a sudden here we are — a lifetime away. It's been 33 years since I wore the sweater, 57 years since my dad wore it last. We don't know when the next time is going to be, but hopefully it does happen," he told RTV6.

Check out the video below to learn more about this fun family tradition:


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