Friday, October 06, 2006
Why Some Women Don't Sew
There's a funny story about why the women in my family don't sew, and it goes like this:
My grandmother was darning socks one day as she sat in her rocking chair. She dropped the spool of thread, and she leaned over the chair to catch the thread which was rolling out of her reach. As she leaned, she tipped the chair over, catching her foot under the weight of the chair - and her own weight - breaking her ankle. She declared that she would never darn another sock again. Consequently, my mother doesn't sew.
It makes me wonder what other fine arts & family traditions have been lost due to similar tragedies...