Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Who knew??

“Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!”  Orville Wright

I have been staying with my sister Micki as she goes through Chemo.  Yesterday she received a package from our sister-in-law Lee.  In it was this beautiful multi-colored colored shawl.


This beautiful sentiment attributed to “Kentucky Mom” was enclosed with the shawl.


We admired the shawl and wondered who had knit such a beauty.  We were thinking that she must know someone who knits so beautifully.  THEN, in the personal message on the inside of the card we read:  “As I knitted I thought of you. . .” Wait a minute! Did she say “I knitted?”  Lee can knit?  Did she just learn this art?

Micki gets on the phone and calls Lee to thank her (and to find out about this knitting thing.)  Lee says yes indeed, she not only knits but learned many years ago!  We have not only known Lee since she married our brother Don over 40 years ago, but Gary and I full-time RVed with them for more than ten years.  Yes, we even hit dozens of craft and fabric stores as we traveled together all over the country for ten years and I didn’t know this little tidbit about her. 

How well do we really know the people we care about?  And, no matter how well we think we know our friends and acquaintances, how much do we really know about them?  Sal performs in a band? I didn’t know that!  Harold is Finnish!  Gary and his parents were extras in a movie!  We watch celebrities in the media and like to think we know them. Of course we don’t.

Who knew?


  1. How fun to find out hidden talents of people you thought you knew inside and out. I think everyone should have a few secrets they can reveal. And I will say a prayer for your sister and that the chemo works and doesn't make her feel too ill.

  2. I am sorry your sister has cancer and has to go thru chemo.

    But I am so glad she has thoughtful YOU and your SIL!

    What a great gift and idea. Someone who loved you made it and they are hugging you.

    Hope she gets well soon.


  3. What a wonderful name for Prayer Shawls. I will have to tell the ladies at my church. We have a Prayer Shawl Ministry there and these ladies make shawls all the time for the ill and needy or just for an uplift. I have delivered a couple of these wonderful shawls and it is so touching to see the twinkle in the eyes of the receivers. Prayers for your sister...It is so true about friends and even family members there is always something new to learn about everyone... :) Debb

  4. Hi: That is a beautiful message with the shawl. I will pray for your family. Blessings, Martha