Face Masks and a Shirt with Buttons

I was raised in a family that always went to Church. We marked time from Sunday to Sunday. We had Sunday clothes and Sunday shoes that we wore the whole day, not just to go to Church. Now, not being able to go to Church has been an adjustment.

My sister, Evelyn, is the “keeper of traditions” in our family. She’s the one who hosts for holidays, remembers birthdays, calls our elderly aunt and uncle, and goes the extra mile to serve. She always makes a “Sunday dinner” and while her kids were home, there was always a special dessert.

Evelyn sews beautifully and has made a new “Easter dress” nearly every year. This year, she sewed face masks instead.

This past Sunday, I smiled when Evelyn announced her “Sunday” clothes outfit–a shirt with buttons.

Little things to make life seem normal.

Face Masks by Evelyn

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lrimkunas
    Mar 24, 2020 @ 22:06:32

    Evelyn sounds like a treasure. How lucky that you grew up with a sister like that!
    Spoken from someone who only has one brother!

    The face masks are so pretty…probably more comfortable than the usual.

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    • mgminer
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 22:48:05

      She is such a treasure. I’m glad you could tell that from my writing because my words don’t even begin to say all that could be said.

      Reply

  2. onathought
    Mar 24, 2020 @ 22:16:13

    This is so true – the little things that remind us of our “normal” life.
    Also, so wonderful to sew the face masks!

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  3. Debbie Lynn
    Mar 25, 2020 @ 07:53:59

    I’d love to see some of her face masks and her pattern as I struggle with what I’m making. haha I didn’t even think to make them ‘pretty’ but that’s a great idea! 🙂

    Reply

  4. Lainie Levin
    Mar 25, 2020 @ 16:28:08

    I love how you shared these moments, and that you have framed them so beautifully in context of everything that’s going on around us.

    I guess we have to start putting just about *everything* in context of what’s going on around us…?

    Reply

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