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Grandma' stroke and how it changed my life.
Created By: Darlene Young

When I was 8 years old my grandma had a severe stroke and lost the use of her left side completely. This was very hard on her since she had always been a career woman and she found it extremely difficult to accept the fact that she would never work again.

A friend of hers taught her to crochet, since she only had to use her left hand to hold the yarn and her right hand did all the work. For two years I watched her work at this and work at it and before long she was useing her left hand so much more.

I begged her to teach me how to crochet, so she taught me the only stich that she knew, the double crochet. At that time the only thing she made was granny squares because they were small enough for her to work with that bad left arm.

I have since studied and learned many more stitches, but I will never forget all the beautiful time I spent with my grandma on the couch in her living room making granny squares for everything.

After several years she was able to use her left hand and walk again, and for this I thank the woman who taught her how to crochet and gave her something to look forward to every day.

I am now 62 years old and I am teaching my granddaughter how to croched and each time I sit down with her I remember those special days with my grandma and hope she will have the same special memories of me when I am gone.

Darlene Young

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