When I was in first grade, we had hanky checks every morning. When Mrs. Clemen called for our hankies, we raised them up in the air, so she could see. If we forgot our hanky, we were told to stand in the front of the class. I never had a fancy hanky like my grandmother Daw, but I tried darn hard to never forget my plain white one.
Heidi's Wedding Day
On my daughter's wedding day, I gave each of her bridesmaids one of my grandmother's hankies. I teased that it was an emotional day and we all needed our hankies.
I gave Leigh Anne a hanky, too. Leigh Anne was the officiant. She is also Heidi's childhood friends from the age of 4. Each of these five girls mean so much to me. They have all played an important role in Heidi's life. It seemed like a fun gift.
Put to Use
Leigh Anne handed Heidi a hanky during the ceremony and the maid of honor is seen sniffling into hers.
I've always loved those hankies since my grandmother let me raid her collection. But I love them more, knowing they have good homes!