There are many ways to say I love you. ~ Mr. Rogers
That's so true Mr. Rogers. Seeing a handkerchief always takes me back to my childhood. My mother always carried handkerchiefs when I was a child. They came in handy for so many things. One of my fondest memories is of Mama making "quiet toys" out of her handkerchief for me while we sat in church on Sunday mornings. I think she understood how hard it was for a six year old to sit still for more than a minute with nothing to entertain them. So, when I started to wiggle, out would come her neatly ironed handkerchief. She could fold and roll that little square into what I always thought looked like bunny ears. I would play with that a while, then pull an "ear," and it would be a square again. Then she would roll it into a baby swing with two little babies snuggled in the middle. I would sit and swing, swing, swing my little twins for quite a while. Then I would pull that open and start trying to do those feats of magic myself. And before I knew it, church would be over! Then one day, with Mama's patient help, and lots of practice on my part, I made my own bunny ears and even went on to make those little twins.
I never carried a handkerchief when my children were little, just a wad of paper tissues, so I didn't pass my mama's talent on. I wonder if I could still make these wonderful objects that make time go by so quickly for a child. Think I'll go try. Excuse me a moment please.....
No, I'm sorry to say, I don't remember how to make them. I think I need to go visit my mama and get her to show me how to make these again. She is 80 years old now, but thankfully, she's very healthy and sharp of mind. I do hope she remembers how to make them, I need to practice up because I hope to be a grandmother some day.
By the way, I bought all these handkerchiefs from an estate sale for ten cents each. This last one is my favorite, so I made it into a pillow for our bed. Now I get to see it every day. And, oh yes, I now carry a handkerchief in my purse...always.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. She is the special lady that puts the Pink in our Saturdays. Thank you Beverly!
P.S. I will announce the winner of my apron give-away in next week's Pink Saturday post. Just click on the apron pocket on my sidebar to enter. I will take entries until noon on Friday, February 12.