Archive for Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

November 8, 2006

The auxiliary members of the American Legion Post No. 400, riders club of Topeka are now making crutch, walker and wheelchair bags for veterans in the Topeka Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Post No. 400 is just one of many groups of our veterans who travel on motorcycles all across our nation to show respect and to honor our fallen heroes.

My son, Ernie Miller, a Vietnam veteran and a member of that group, was telling group members what his mom does with old jeans. They wanted, and received, samples of them.

Many years ago, Ernie had asked if I could come up with a bag of some sort to carry a crutch. He had seen a veteran with a small box duct taped onto his crutch to carry his can of pop.

I came up with a small bag made from a cut-off jeans leg. I sewed the bottom shut to make it stand up like a small paper sack, and put ties four inches apart at the top to fit below the hand grasp of his crutch. I made lots of the holders for our Veterans Administration hospital in Leavenworth.

One of the samples I sent to the ladies auxiliary was one I made that was just a regular walker bag.

However, I sewed a jeans leg cargo pocket to the outside of the regular walker bag pocket. Ernie called to say, "Oh, they really liked that one."

So many of our fallen heroes from all of our wars come home after such great service, only to be forgotten. Please pray for them and help. Don't let them be forgotten.

I you live near a veterans hospital, there is a need for volunteers to just go sit and visit with them. Some have no visitors at all. I know that is sad, but it's true. Call a hospital and ask what you might do.

Until next then God bless.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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