Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This handkerchief reminds me of Della

My Grandma carried a handkerchief. She had dozens upon dozens of them. You could always find the pretty flowers peaking out of her tight grip. I doubt she even realized how she held onto it like someone might take it away.

I know this because I do the same thing. A napkin, a tissue. I hold it in my hand for hours before I realize it's there.

Vintage Handkerchief

I hold onto Grandma too. And she's always there. My true and real guardian angel. And this photo made me think of her and the things that we hold on to so tightly. My grandma- Della.

And last night I asked her to watch over my Fella as he drove to work on the ice. And I have no doubt she was there holding him tight.

9 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh how sweet, I am a hankie-aholic! I love them and I carry one in my Bible to Church! I think they are so dainty:) Have a blessed day and I have no doubt Grandma-Della is smiling! Have a blessed day!

Kim's Treasures said...

We are sooo alike! I am the same way and my grandma was like yours too!

Jeannie said...

I never thought much about hankies, but now I want to find some cute ones and start carrying them! The one in your photo is adorable

Cozy Little House said...

What lovely heartfelt sentiments! And the photo, so pretty and soft and compelling. I love to hear your stories about your childhood and your house.
Brenda

Farmchick said...

Very sweet post...I love it even though it did bring a few tears to my eyes. My Grandma always carries hankies too. :) Hope you can stop by for a visit soon.

traci said...

so sweet. i am sure she was watching over him. my grandma used to tuck her hankie up into her sleeve by her wrist. thanks for making me remember that and her.

Vintage Whimsy said...

How sweet!

peggy said...

I remember those hankies and the ladies who carried them, who prayed and looked out for us, and still are.

now we carry those little bundle packs of kleenex, we should get some class and bring back the hankies.

ChristineM said...

How precious! I remember my mom would pick out packages of hankies as gifts for my schoolteachers when we were young...I always thought it was weird, but I have grown up to love them! I hope some of them saved them!