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"Abuelita's example"
Created By: Sherry Huish

I was born in the United States of America. My mother was a citizen, but had been born in Mexico and her mother was from Mexico also. They knew Spanish, I was raised speaking English, but knew a little Spanish. But my abuelita was an example to me of keeping yourself busy and not being idle. She cleaned and cooked (yummy fresh tortillas) and crocheted and did many other things with her hands. She grew flowers, sewed, made handicrafts. When I was first married she gave me a gift of handmade cushions and a crocheted coverlet in my favorite color. I learned a little bit of crochet and knitting as a child, but have had to reteach myself as an adult. Like many Americans who have some ancestry from elsewhere, I felt a need to make a connection with this part of who I am. My abuelita had nine children, my mother had nine children, I have ten children. Life doesn't always happen the way we plan and obstacles come our way. Learning how to crochet and knit was the connection that has helped me through my husband's illness. As my children have grown and been far away from me, I have been able to crochet an afghan for them which I sent to them as a 'hug' from home. My sister who was widowed at a young age was also the recipient of an afghan. It has given me great pleasure to be able to teach my children how to crochet and to see the beautiful things they have made. I can see how it really helps uplift us to be able to make something of use and value and something beautiful! My abuelita is no longer with us, but I cherish memories, lessons, and her example.

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