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Aunt Emma - Aunt Katherine
Created By: Maryella Wood

I was thirteen when my family moved from New York to a small town in Florida. I was very shy, insecure, depressed and HOT (it was July). We stayed at first with Aunt Emma until we moved into our own home, but she continued to be our family's lifeline for help. I'd see her crocheting and was fascinated, especially since I knew she had been in a car accident years earlier and had damaged her fingers. She taught me the chain stitch which I practiced over and over (I am left-handed but copied her so it took longer to figure it out- I still crochet right-handed). Then I progressed to make a granny square, I felt so proud of what I accomplished!

On my many visits back to New York, I spent time with my Aunt Katherine, who was an accomplished knitter and crocheter. She taught me how to do doilies and tablecloths, how to interpret a pattern, although a lot of what she did was handed down and in her head. I felt the excitement of creating with crochet from her.

Over the years I have crocheted many things for people and have taught my daughter so she can continue on the legacy and teach my granddaughters. Aunt Emma at 82 is still crocheting, but sadly Aunt Katherine is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. But I remember both of them with great love and affection every time I pick up a crochet hook and ball of yarn.

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