Blanket contributed by Grace Ruth Cannon to Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek

Blanket contributed by Grace Ruth Cannon

Grace Ruth Cannon
Tacoma, WA
Animal stories, Generations, Mothers, Moving west, Selected stories

My mother, Blanche Shaddle, was born in 1899 on a farm in Illinois. She had a pet sheep whom she raised. When old enough, the sheep was sheared and the fleece used to make their comforter. My mother slept under it, and, later, I slept under it too. It was a treasured bit of family love that I brought West when I moved here in 1956. Ultimately, my children slept under it too. A tiny lamb warmed three generations and traveled West as well.