|Mrs. Bible's "Kitty Cat" stitch afghan. A cherished wedding gift.|
|My BeeBee's afghan. A cherished heirloom.|
The second afghan was made by my maternal grandmother. Pearl Story Parrish was a wife and mother of three. My mother was her middle child. She had many talents, one of which was crocheting. She baked cakes all the time for her friends. She always had a fresh cake on the table. She also made jewelry. This blanket has special memories to me. I grew up in Florida and where cold weather isn't very common. There were a few weeks in the winter time where the temperature would dip low enough to actually turn the heater on in the house. It would come on and we would smell it. It rarely ran, so when my parents would turn it on to "knock the chill off" it would smell for a few minutes. I remember my mother coming in my room in the middle of the night to put this blanket on me to keep me warm on those few cold nights. It is very heavy. She would lay it on me and I would feel it drop on me and I would snuggle down and go back to sleep all warm and toasty. Great memories. Now this blanket is on my daughter's bed and she loves it. She loves it even more after I told her the story about who made it and how my mother put it on me on cold nights.
Each blanket is very different, but it wouldn't be "home" without them.