Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
Some of the simplest things that you wouldn’t think much about and that don’t take a lot of time oftentimes can cause a major problem and heartache if you don’t just take the time.
For instance, always check those pockets before doing the laundry. One mother shared with me that for not checking those little ones' pockets she had a batch of ruined clothes and a real problem in her dryer. You see, her little sweet girl left a wax crayon in her little shirt pocket — it got washed, dried and spread to the whole batch of clothes. You never know what the children may have in their pockets. One little guy’s pet snake got washed — now isn’t that nice — we won’t even go there.
That takes me back to neighbors of ours, Grandma and Grandpa R. Grandpa found a way to make Grandma remember to check his overall pockets. He had always complained about the holes in his pockets and she always forgot to mend them. So one day as she tried to run his overalls through their old-fashioned wringer, they just wouldn’t go. She couldn’t get them in or out of the wringer. She had to call him from the barn to help her get the things out. In trying to remind her to fix his pockets, he had wound binding twine around and around in such a ball and tied that pocket in such a knot that they got stuck in the wringer. They both used to laugh about that story and had fun with it for years, but he never had to remind her and she never forgot to look again.
Those pockets are important — so don’t forget them. Those little pockets coming home from school hold all kinds of treasures.
— Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie, KS 66086; firstname.lastname@example.org.