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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Memories In A Drawer

When I was much younger I heard my doctor tell an older lady if she couldn't sleep to get up and do something until she gets sleepy. Now that I am the older one his advice has always stuck in my mind and I practice it. I'm not sleepy tonight so I was cleaning out a drawer. I found this cat's (Brownie) blanket that I sewed for her. It was soft, red material trimmed in black. I decorated it with a cat in the middle and little flowers. It still had some of her hair on it. I know I was afraid if I washed it the decorations would fray or wash off because it was old. Tomorrow I will gently fold it and put it away without washing it. I will forget it and for sure forget where I put it until one night I'm cleaning instead of sleeping. I'll run across Brownie's blanket, I'll think of her and all the memories.

9 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Sweet memories while cleaning! I, too, cannot sleep. Must be something in the air, a chill perhaps? It's chilly tonight. We also saved our Yoda's blanket - hair and all. My son, who was about 15 at the time thought we could clone her from her hair.

Jon said...

She was a beautiful cat and was fortunate to have a handmade blanket.
I usually give my cats old blankets that I don't use.

It's surprising what treasures can be found when cleaning out drawers.

jack69 said...

This is sweet! Thanks for posting that, I can only imagine the feelings. I compare it to a note I have in the basement of the motor home, it is on a piece of plywood. It is from my son over 30 years ago, brings many memories.

I know you got a smile.

Love from across the Gulf!

TARYTERRE said...

What a sweet kitty and such special memories. Treasure them.

peppylady (Dora) said...

What sweet post...

Mary Degli Esposti said...

I suspect you do many things gently; things others might not think that way -or that word - about.
My problem with getting up to Do Something in the middle of the night is that I am on meds that make me a little hungry, so I got up a few times and ate a protein bar or a yogurt....hmmm, not the best 2am idea.

Lori said...

Very sweet!

I used to clean when I couldn't sleep, but for some reason I don't anymore.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Awwwww...siamese is my favorite breed!

Rose said...

For years I had my daughter's blanket in the drawer...it had been washed so many times it was in shreds. I think she has it now, not sure. It makes me wish I had kept it a while longer.