Friday, August 20, 2010

Down the end of my street

Down the end of my street there is a complex of various buildings, housing hundreds of amazing women.

Smithy is 97 and has a long list of things to make as she has nearly 30 grandchildren.
She likes her young friend Margaret(8o odd something), who she says keeps an eye out for her.

They are generous with their experience and tell me the key to living a good life is to be happy, to make things and to be with friends.

They love seeing babies and we reminisce together about when our kids were young.

We knit and drink cups of tea and all is good.


Kate said...

That is the most gorgeous post Kate.
It has me blinking back tears and thinking about how wonderful craft is for bringing people together and getting rid of age and racial barriers.
yay you for seeing past the wrinkles and being ace.
have a great weekend.

dash robin said...

Thanks Kate, that's lovely-and yay to you too.

Crochet with Raymond said...

Beautiful post Kate, what a great thing you are all experiencing together XX

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Lovely! I go and visit the CWA women sometimes they really are amazing so are and the stories they tell. I hope my health and eyesight lets me continue to be creative for a long time to come :-)

Kirsten said...

This is a wonderful and uplifting post :)