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Family Ties and Knitting
Created By: Elizabeth Buckley

My grandmother was the kindest, most wonderful grandmother in the world. She did not have as easy a life as I have had. Her mother died at the young age of twenty -nine and left five little children, one of which was my grandmother. My grandmother was just nine years old and yet she took on the responsibility of telling her siblings about their mother's death. My grandmother went to live with one of her aunts and it was there that she learned tatting, crocheting , and knitting. When she was nineteen she married my grandfather and nine months later she gave birth to my mother. Nine years later my grandfather died at the hands of another man. This left my grandmother a widow with a nine year old to raise. My grandmother left my mother to stay with her sister while she worked during the week. Of course, my mother was missing her mother but to console my mother my grandmother taught her to knit which helped fill my mother's days after school. My grandmother always visited my mother on the weekends bringing her books about the Bobbsey Twins. My grandmother was only twenty-nine years old when she became a widow. She told me years later when I became newly divorced that I was exactly the same age she was when she became a widow and she understood how I was hurting. It was at that moment when she told me that that she taught me how to crochet and later how to knit. She told me that knitting and crocheting were good ways to help heal yourself when y0u were hurting. She was so right about that and I miss her still even though she has been gone twelve years. Whenever I miss her I pick up her favorite crochet needle and start crocheting. My grandmother's birthday is March 25 and I would like to dedicate this story I just wrote to her memory. Happy Birthday , Grandmother, You are forever in our hearts, Love Elizabeth, Jean and John

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