Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's Just An Old Flannel Sheet

It's just an old flannel sheet...
That was cut into sections 16 years ago so each puppy leaving for their new forever home would have the scent of their mother to take with them...

It's just an old flannel sheet...
That came home with our sister Samantha and helped comfort her during the first few nights with mom and dad...
It's just an old flannel sheet...
That mom washed and put away soon after Samantha's arrival, to keep it safe from a teething puppy...
It's just an old flannel sheet...
That mom pulled out years later, to comfort Samantha again, when she spent occasional nights away from home, her body starting to fail...
It's just an old flannel sheet...
That was wrapped around Samantha when she crossed over the rainbow bridge, cradled in our mother's arms...
It's just an old flannel sheet...
That was put away again, a treasured memory of an amazing dog...
It's just an old flannel sheet...
That means so much to us, because it is a reminder of our beautiful sister...

It's just an old flannel sheet...
That a section from will be part of a memory quilt being made for Sandra and her family, to help them heal from their devastating loss...
It's just an old flannel sheet...
That is filled with memories, blessings and love
Max and Maggie Mae

39 comments:

  1. Oh you two, that made me tear up! beautiful!
    Dachshund Nola

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  2. awww what a beautiful post Maggie, Max and Mom .. really touching

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  3. This is a beautiful post, you brought tears to my eyes too. What a loving memory to share with Sandra and her family.

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  4. This post made me cry.

    I've decided to share a bit of a sheet too. And possibly a bit of one of the shirt's that Chico's previous owner gave me, if I can cut off enough material from it.

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  5. An old flannel sheet but what stories it can tell !

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  6. This is very, very touching! How wonderful!
    Xoxo
    Chloe and LadyBug

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  7. Oh that was just lovely. Just an old flannel sheet with so many wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

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  8. That's beautiful. we're leaking here. A beautiful addition to the quilt.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  9. That's just lovely. I am sure it is going to be a wonderful addition to the quilt.

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  10. You have our mom in tears. It's such a beautiful old flannel sheet with so many wonderful memories! It's just perfect for the quilt!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  11. What a beautiful post and what a lovely way to memoralize Samantha

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  12. Oh Maggie n Max that is such a beautiful post and it made me all leaky. It is amazing when we sit and think how ( in your case) an old flannel sheet and ( in my case ) an old pink blankie can hold so many precious & treasured memories isn't ?Yet another perfect square for the Fearless Fives quilt.
    Love
    Momma Tea
    xxx xxx

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  13. Another tear jerker.....We know that Samantha is looking down with pride as she plays with her new five friends at the Bridge.

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  14. It's just an old flannel sheet, but oh what memories its threads hold. Great contribution to the quilt.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. Mom said you're supposed to warn her before you can make her cry, especially if she's at work. Big hugs to you and your mom for sharing part of such a wonderful keepsake to help another family through a terrible loss.

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  16. This is the most awesome post ever! Beth is crying and I am sad....but in a good way....very touching post....thanks for sharing....

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  17. This is one of the most special posts we have ever read. My eyes are a little misty. What a wonderful gift you are giving Sandra and her family.

    Your pal, Pip

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  18. THIS is the most stunning and LOVING post that I can even begin to imagine. What a wonderful thing for you to have included in the Memory Quilt. You are very brave to have taken scissors to such a treasure.

    Blogville makes me so proud.

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  19. What a wonderful story about Samantha's old flannel sheet.....and how special you are to be sharing a small part of it for the quilt.

    We love y'all bunches.

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  20. I simply HAD to come back to say that the Flannel Sheet that provided Comfort in so many situations over the years... will do so much for Sandra.
    SIGH THANK YOU.. not only for what you are doing for our furends in Houston... butt for sharing the story of the Flannel Sheet and all that it has meant to YOU over the years.
    THIS is a gold star post!

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  21. What a lovely post. Samba came to us with a piece of blanket, too. She carried it everywhere with her until it finally wore out. You're sharing something very special.

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  22. Aaaaaaah we love that. We still have their baby blankets 4 years later
    Benny & Lily

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  23. Mom is looking for her tissues. Hope those wern't the ones I chew up!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  24. Oh my goodness.......this post is too lovely and wonderful for words.

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  25. Such a beautiful post! I don't know what to say, but it's nice to know how much comfort and warmth an old flannel sheet can provide!

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  26. What a heartfelt gift. It might just be an old flannel sheet, but what love.
    lots of luvs. Freya Rose Blossom X

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  27. OH MY WORD...it might just be an old flannel sheet but it has such a beautiful story to tell of a mother's love, first love, a life of love and a lost love...it will surely bring comfort when added to Sandra's quilt.
    Samantha was a beautiful lady boxer who paved the way for Maggie Mae and Max.

    This was a beautiful story...and we do so appreciate that you shared it with us.
    Hugs and snuggles,
    Madi and Mom

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  28. Today's post is really beautiful! I know that Samantha's sheet will mean a great deal to Miss Sandra!

    Bunny

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  29. What a beautiful post!!
    Stewey

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  30. I just had to come back to tell you that I have NOT been able to STOP thinking about this beautiful piece of Flannel. It has been on my mind ALL day. What a WONDERFUL Glorious thingy you did here.

    I know that Miss Agnes (WHN) will treat it with the utmost Respect when it is added to the Memory Quilt.

    Please be sure to see my Saturday Post. It will be very unique. Your Skills will be needed for some of Blogville's Residents.. PAWhaps.. even ME.

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  31. Such a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

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  32. Thank you! This piece will be treated with the reverence that it deserves

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  33. What a treasured old flannel sheet... An absolutely perfect part of Sandra's quilt.

    I have similar things as your "old flannel sheet"... that mean more to me than most other things in our house.

    A beautiful post...

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  34. A super special old flannel sheet!
    I loved your post!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  35. You made mine and Mom's eyeballs leak Maggie Mae. Hugs to you fur givin up a piece of 'just an old flannel sheet' fur the most special quilt! :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  36. Very sweet. What a special addition to the quilt.

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  37. That's one of the sweetest things we've read in a long time.
    Mom's all weepy-like.
    Luv,
    Dave

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  38. Such a lovely post. What a wonderful gesture.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  39. The leakage from this post is enough to stop the drought in Texas. Many prayers for them all.

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