My maternal grandmother died when I was 11. My sisters were only 5 and 3. We lived next door to Nana, so I saw her almost every day of those 11 years. I know that a lot of what I remember about her is because of pictures.
My mom knew it would be hard for us to remember Nan, so she kept some very important reminders so we would never forget her.
Nan could crochet like none other. My sisters and I treasure the items she made and left behind for us – hankies, hot pads, pillowcase lace, doilies, purses, pin cushions.
My sister, Rita, inherited Nan’s talent for crochet, and although I do not crochet nearly as meticulously and beautifully as either of them, I have found my niche in making baby blankets. I have a hard time sitting idle, so I crochet these blankets in the winter evenings while watching television.
I won’t divulge how many I have made over the years, but let’s just say that my great-grandchildren will be able to pass some crocheted baby blankets down to their kids too!
So, pick something you like to do and use that talent to store up some hand-me-downs for the grandkids, etc. It will be a piece of you they will treasure and pass down to their children. You can live on through your hobbies!