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The Lady from England who cared.
Created By: CHARLOTTE COX

At 59 years old I reminisce about the women who changed my life by caring about the neighborhood girls.

It was the summer of 1958, in a small southeast Texas town with nothing to do. Four girls went to a little English lady, an aunt of a neighbor who moved here and lived in a converted garage. One room for a bedroom and kitchen, a bath to the back. She fixed us tea and taught us manners. She offered us all a small scrap of yarn and two needles to teach us to knit. She cast on 15 stitches and said if we came back with all four of our yarns knitted up she would buy us our on set of needles and a whole skein of yarn and teach us to read a pattern and do other stitches. I couldn't wait. Went home, and like kids that read under the covers with a flashlight, I knitted that night till I got caught.

I was the only one to finish and go back for more.

She was so proud that she gave me some of her knit pieces she had done and started me off with a scarf pattern. We played all summer and enjoyed tea and stories together. I learned culture and family hardships from England and she learned of a little girls need to be successful at something.

Through the years I have knitted for family, friends, and babies of friends. My family looks forward to a new sweater under the tree at Christmas .

I have never lost the eagerness to try a new pattern or be surprised when I finish. My grandchildren are so excited to have something no one else has.

I think knitting is a dying art in the South but soon my granddaughters will be old enough to carry it on in this family. Thanks to a women from England who cared. Thank you "Aunt Dot".


 
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