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Life lived with purpose: My Legacy

Legacy

It’s a well-used oblong velvet pin cushion; a fabric square faded nearly the color of dried blood slipped over an unknown form.  Wrapped four times about the middle is a stretched out strip of elastic stuck in place by a white-headed pin.  Several large hat pins secure faintly shiny leaf-shaped sequins from a forgotten project.  A small wooden spool of Coats & Clark’s (Textured Nylon, price: 15 cents) is dropped over the remaining pearl-headed hatpin.

It always sat on my grandmother’s dresser.  A sweet, calm, centered, hard-working farm wife during the Depression, she lived her life with purpose.  My legacy.

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8 thoughts on “Life lived with purpose: My Legacy

  1. Welcome & well done for finding us! This is lovely. So ‘solid’ somehow just like that generation!

    BTW – the posts only appear on the front when I’ve been able to transfer them. I was watching a football match yesterday on the other side of the country!

  2. Nicely done, and a nice photograph too. Coats & Clarks took me back. I don’t know who makes all the cotton reels that lie in my hardly used sewing box, but I expect I’d find one or two of those.

    • Thank you! My first attempt, I really enjoyed the exercise. I’m new to all this, just started blogging January 1st after bowing to pressure by some friends.
      I remember sewing many of my school clothes, and sundresses for my daughter when she was little, always getting Coats & Clarks because my mother insisted it was best. I also remember Grandma and my mother darning socks. It always rubbed my toe where they were darned! 😉

  3. Oh how lovely, your words and the photos too. I had already pictured it clearly and there it was 🙂

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