Monday, July 5, 2010
MAMA MILLIE #6
When I was very young, Mama Millie, self taught herself to crochet. She always told my "I keep studying the pictures". Well, I have to admit I never learned to crochet, yet by just looking at pictures. Mother loved to crochet. For a no. of years, she limited herself from doing this "love", because of work. After, Mother retired, she went "on a whirl wind", and did crochet on a daily basis. She would usually make crochet dollies and then eventually did a bedspread.I have a very large house. Majority of my furniture has a Dollie. Some of these items are over 50 years old. I, also have some that Mother made that could be hung on a wall.My Mother became ill. She had to stop her crocheting as she was diagnosed with Dementia. Mother couldn't remember very well. She began to question what to do with a utensil. While she had a slight memory one day, she wanted to crochet. I, didn't want to refuse to get these items I handed the needle and thread to her. She sat and stared and then she said,"I,don't know what to do with this". After I took the items and put them up I then cried. Mother who could do a no. of things was no longer capable to do what she loved best. Mother has been dead for 3 years. Although, she is not physically in my home, her crochet items give me a loving and warm feeling as if she was still in my home. How special to have an item, of your deceased parent that can remind you that the "spirit" of your loved one is around you and this may give you some peace. Is there anything of a deceased love one that gives you peace and comfort?