March 6 – Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor (wedding ring or other jewelry, china, clothing, etc.) If you don’t have any, then write about a specific object you remember from your mother or grandmother, or aunt (a scarf, a hat, cooking utensil, furniture, etc.)
I am fortunate to have several items that belonged to my maternal grandmother, Verona, including several of the pots and pans she used for cooking, a vase, one of her housecoats, and a piece of furniture that was in her house. But my favorite item is her babushka (scarf) she used to wear to church and other places. It was tradition for married Slovak women to always cover their hair when out in public. It’s special to have this item of clothing knowing that my grandmother wore it.
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