A close friend of mine gave me a pair of slippers as a gift the other day. She loves to give thoughtful gifts - slippers you may ask? These slippers are handmade and there is a tag on them that has a hand written note from the person that made them, her name is Mariana White. I don’t know anything about her but the fact that she wrote her name on this pair of slippers shows a sense of pride. My grandmother lived in a small village in Cyprus, her husband died when her five kids were very young, so she with the help of the whole village raised her children. There were 13 grandchildren in my mom’s family. My gran was a simple person and I would always see her crochet at hand. So one day I must have been 16, I asked her “ when are you going to finish this bed cover?”. She got up slowly and opened the cupboard where she showed me her stack of neatly folded crochet bed spreads, she turned to me and said, “ I will be finished when I have completed a blanket for each grandchild, so that all my grandkids have a piece of my love. I can’t give you kids a lot, but I can give you a piece of my heart”.
These slippers have heart. It is a small company named “Flock, ladies of the Karoo”, there is no web site but a simple telephone no:0828961828 and I just thought, if someone should read this and needs a pair of slippers, get a pair of these , it will mean a lot to somebody out there in the Karoo.
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