The photo at the top of the column is of my sister, Betty's, favourite shirt for lounging around the house. I have no idea where she got it -- but she loved wearing it. What is such a picture doing in my blog, you might ask? Well, after I returned from the memorial service for my sister in Florida last spring, I came across a news article in the Toronto Star about an art project being done by two Ontario women. They were collecting favourite pieces of clothing, etc. belonging to people who had died; collecting them from people who had lost someone dear to them -- from babies to the very elderly. They were asking for the item to be submitted with a short story that answered a bunch of questions giving some insight into the relationship and the article of clothing.
Their project is called Collecting Loss and is really quite beautiful. If you are interested, take a look at www.collectingloss.com/gallery.html Go to View Gallery Stories and click on page 9 and about half way down you will see my sister's shirt with the blurb I have pasted in. Let me know what you think of the web site.