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Grandma’s scarf

My grandmother, Onorina (Nora, for short) passed away a few years ago (my Dad’s mum).  She was in her early nineties.

I kept this scarf that was one of her favourites, and it hangs in my wardrobe.  Walking past last week, I noticed something really special.  Now I know this would not be special to most people, but to me, this is:


Little stitches, where she had once done a quick repair by hand, obviously a long time ago, because it came apart again.  When I saw this I just stopped, and stared at it for a long time.


This was a scarf that she would wear to cover herself from cold or windy weather.

I smile as I think of her quiet, sometimes stubborn personality.  She used to talk a lot about what her life was like in Italy, and sing a lot of folk songs, she used to work in the silk mill, and all the working ladies would sing common songs as they worked . . .


  1. Victoria says:

    What a lovely remembrance of your Grandmother. I found your words very touching. The two of you must have had a wonderful loving relationship. She remains with you in your heart and in everything you do. How proud she must of been of you. Thank you for sharing your photo of her scarf and the beautiful words about her.

    victoria k.
    nashville, tn.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you for your lovely comment :-)

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