Saturday, November 06, 2010

Dear Alma L. Tompsett

Dear Alma,

May I call you Alma? I feel as if I can, now that we have shared clothing.

You see, at my local Goodwill I found a beautifully hand knit sweater. Very intricate and in good condition. And perfectly sized just for me.

On the inside tag is says, Hand Knit by Alma L. Tompsett.

I googled you. You made a charitable contribution in 2009 the University of Nebraska School of Nursing. It looks like you graduated there in 1944.

I fear you may have died since then, dear Alma. Normally when I find labeled clothing in the goodwill it usually means that the nursing home where you lived just donated all your clothing since you won't be needing them anymore.

I hope that's not the case, and that somehow you find this note of thanks for your hand made goodness and know that someone out here appreciates your skill and is wearing your lovely work of art.

God Bless you, Alma




Anonymous said...

Very sweet. I hope she gets the message.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How lovely of you to google the maker! My great grandma was an "Alma" too.

Erin Wilson said...

I love this so much.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

That is so sweet. My mom and aunties all knit sweaters for my daughter. She was the only girl in my family for 13 years, so there was no one to pass them down to.
They all went to a consignment shop. I wonder how they looked on other little girls.