Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013::these hands

These hands have touched so much history. They were born during the industrial revolution and have worked through war times, over and over.

They have mothered babies, grand babies, great grand babies, and great great grand babies.

They have
held the reins of a horse and cart,

rolled bandages,

straightened the seam in silk stockings,

canned green beans,

knitted baby doll clothes,

made quilts,

decorated birthday cakes,

dried tears,

swatted bottoms,

pruned a seven sisters rose,

held the hand of a dying spouse,

and so much more.

They have never been still for long. They have held so much of our family together through the last 107 years.

I got to hold them today.

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