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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Grandma's Hankies















These are pics of my Grandmothers Hankies.
these belonged to her and her sisters when every lady carried one in her pocket.

all are hand embroidered by one of them,

Gran ended up with them because she was the youngest and the last to go.















Louise, Kathy, Rose, Kay & Grama Lorraine,
were as close as five sisters
who had to wear each others hand-me-downs & sleep in the same bed could get, the only time Gran remembers getting anything new was at her birthday, when she would get four new hankies, one from each of her sisters.













































I've left all the pics at high res so you all can see the wonderful details.
The hand stitching puts my machine to shame!

2 comments:

Maureen said...

These are all so lovely, I guess you must treasure them. I have to admit to still having and using hankies, not fond of tissues at all.

ROZ said...

Great heirlooms, all. I have some and still use them in the summer. But this kind of hankie was "for show, not for blow" as they used to say.

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