57 Bras, 104 Panties, And A Few Hand-Knits

Can you hear My Mother The Dowager Duchess saying “MITCHELL!!!” after reading the title of this post?

I’ve gone through all the closets and drawers (both kinds of drawers, in this case). I knew my mother liked to shop, but I had no idea how much.

(Click the images and see the collections grow.)

SOCKS… THE FINAL PILE WAS TWICE THIS SIZE.

My mother wouldn’t care that I’ve told you about the hand-knits. She´d be proud. And she´d be even more proud they’ve all been donated to JASA, a wonderful social services agency without which she would not have been able to live independently this past year. Dozens of beautiful items The Duchess made and wore over the years — including a crocheted and silk-lined purse. I’ll share some individual photos one of these days.

I THOUGHT I WAS DONE STACKING THE HAND-KNITS.
THEN I WAS SURE I WAS DONE, SO I BOXED IT ALL UP.
BUT, WAIT, THERE´S MORE!!!

My mother would NOT be pleased I’ve told you about the 57 bras and 104 pairs of panties (at least I didn’t include photos).

Nothing but gratitude and smiles remembering a life lived fully, independently and uniquely…

In really, REALLY nice underwear.



P.S.: Sorry to not be keeping up on your comments and blogs. I will get back to you all once I’ve dug myself out from under all the clothes, shoes and several hundred pairs of earrings. This may take a while. — m

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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