WEEKLY SCRIBBLINGS #86
Rosemary has asked us to choose a journal entry and write a poem or prose about it. This took me to a journal from 2010, and the story of a family keepsake. Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United, September 8, 2021
My bookshelves contain over 30 journals that recount the days of my time here on earth. I randomly selected a journal page from a 2010 journal , marking a special moment I’m happy I recorded. My 90 plus year old aunt had given me a treasured blue and white woolen coverlet and its story is one to be remembered. She lovingly stroked it as she told me her grandmother spun the wool from sheep on their farm, dyed it and wove it on her loom. Loving stored away from one generation to the next, it’s now passed to me some 150 years after it was woven. I am honored to care for this treasured bit of family history until it’s time for me to pass it on to my daughter. A journal is a fine thing. But for the journal entry, the story of the coverlet might be lost.