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Embroidered hankies, linking grandmother, mother, daughters.

by canadafreeze on February 28, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I remember my maternal grandmother embroidering beautiful flowers, birds, and imaginary places onto pillow slips, tablecloths, and handkerchiefs.
I was given three handkerchiefs, and they were kept safely in a scented drawer. Some time ago, I gave one to each of my daughters and kept one for myself. I keep mine in my purse. It has wiped away tears and spit scrubbed a grandson's cheek.
It ties generations together in a very personal way.


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