The meme above couldn’t be more true. Isn’t that a sad thought that our children and grandchildren won’t remember their grandmothers making them a homemade meal or they won’t clutch onto the blanket that was made just for them. I have so many of these memories that I cherish. A cookbook full of my grandma’s recipies, many blankets and dolls that my other grandmother chrocheted or sewed just for me. Quality items with sentiment. Not items bought at a store on sale made in mass production with absolute no meaning or uniqueness. I want to change this. I want my grandchildren and theirs to have items of mine that aren’t just a piece of furniture or something of the sort that say I bought at Target or Kirklands, which although cute, has no more meaning other than that I bought it with my own money. I want to learn to make something that’s special that I can pass down and last generations. Something with a story and history that makes my offspring be inspired and feel loved. I encourage everyone to take the time to learn even the simplest thing that can be useful and teach the future women that these old traditions of handmade items or classic traditions are so much more important than what we have transpired into today.
So try and learn from your grandparents and make life more genuine and encourage life to have more meaning. Let’s change the path that we are on heading towards nothing but materialist memories to memories that instill timeless values and traditions that can be passed on with pride. Let’s grow old and become the little old ladies our grandmothers became.