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Jan 19Liked by Mary Ellen Gambutti

This was fun to read! Glad you still have the piece. We have a lot of old heirloom items from our great aunties and great grandparents. It's very cool when an item has a great back story to go with it.

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Jan 16Liked by Mary Ellen Gambutti

Do you still have it? Anyway, I love how our ancestors repurposed items and cherished old things....had furniture reupholstered or repainted, used old clothes to make aprons and quilts, etc.

I've noticed that some practices back then are coming around again: getting food delivered, using brown bags, saving jars for storage, and buying used things instead of new. I marvel at your ability to recreate the past.

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Jan 16Liked by Mary Ellen Gambutti

Great story, Mary Ellen! I loved the memories and how you brought us into the scenes, charged with meaning.

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