What a beautiful story, Deb. I know it’s going to stay with me. Huge hugs!
Back in my craft show days, I used to bring my smaller spinning wheel to the venue to while away the hours between customers. Spinning fascinates children; at the shows, I was a child-magnet and soon I realized I was also the babysitter.
“Look kids,” the mother or father would exclaim pushing sweaty hair out of their eyes, “she’s making string!”
The kids would gather round and then the parent, after a pause, would slip away, no doubt figuring their children were safe for a bit while they had a few moments to themselves to maybe check out the hand-blown glass booth. At first I was surprised that parents would leave their kids with me, then I felt flattered. Then I felt a surge of parental responsibility. Heck, I figured, I ought to educate these kids. So I would explain how “in the old days” people spun fiber to…
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Thanks Andrea. It and everything Deb writes is well worth re-blogging… it just wasn’t an author interview. But like i said — happy accident!
This is a great story Teagan, glad you accidentally re-blogged it 🙂
Oh yes, and Deb has such a wonderful “voice” in telling it. Hugs!
that must have been a beautiful experience!
Thanks for dropping by Suzanne. Truth be told, i re-blogged this by accident, but it’s a happy accident! Deb always writes so beautifully. Glad to see her back from her summer vacation.
Love the story.