when my maternal grandmother was alive, in her bathroom she always had three cotton mismatched hand towels. they often had lovely embroidery on them. they did not absorb well, yet i loved using them after washing my hands. she never threw them away when they got "old."
after she died and my mother & i were dismantling the home, i took all these hand towels. some of the embroidery is so worn, it is a ghost image.
after my mother-in-law died this september, my sister-in-law came across many letters she had written to her mother over the years. Some she read aloud. A phrase she had written as a teenager & now read aloud was,"...it's either a bummer or a groove." everyone burst into laughter upon hearing this brilliance. my sister-in-law is quite intelligent, hilarious & very depressed. her phrase has caught on in our household & we use it all the time. i just finished her christmas present; her unique phrase embroidered on my grandmother's hand towel.