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Abuela Leo's little petit point pouch...surprise!

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Posted 7 years ago

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I was fortunate enough to visit my grandmother (AKA Abuela Leo) in Miami a year before she passed at the young age of 96. While I was there, she did as many older folks do, and gave me a few of her treasured keepsakes. She knew it was almost time, and we knew that these would be our last days together. This was the same day she passed on her hand fans to me.
Anyways, no sad stories here...
One of the wonderful things she gave me was this 60s or 70s petit point make-up/jewelery case with faux tortoise shell. It's not valuable (well, it IS to ME), plastic lined, made in China...but what she had stored inside made me cry.
It was her mother's wedding gloves. Embroidered tulle and lace, a beautiful aged cream. Fingerless, to be able to slip on the wedding ring. Lovely. She said I should have something from my great grandmother and I thank her for that.


  1. Esther110 Esther110, 7 years ago
    Thanks Cindyjune!
  2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 7 years ago
    Awesome story... thanks for sharing!
  3. Esther110 Esther110, 7 years ago
    Thanks Wolcott1, glad you enjoyed it.
  4. vintagemad vintagemad, 7 years ago
    Grandma stories always make me tear up, in the good way. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Esther110 Esther110, 7 years ago
    Thanks for looking and loving, vintagemad!
  6. mswhite mswhite, 7 years ago
    Thanks so much for sharing with us !
  7. Esther110 Esther110, 7 years ago
    Thank you for looking, mswhite!
  8. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Esther, Lovely story and just what this site is all about......Thanks for joining in....
  9. Esther110 Esther110, 7 years ago
    Thanks Pop!

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