The end of an era: Ella’s blankie is lost

October 18th, 2012

I’ve been meaning to write this for a few weeks, but had a grand idea of finding some photos that featured Ella with her beloved blankie. But we’ve been really busy. And sick a lot.

Anyway, she’s had it since she was a baby. She took it everywhere. I tried to get a backup blankie once when she was young, but it was slightly different, and she was not having it.

It had unidentified black stains on it and generally always looked dirty, even after a fresh washing.It was torn, almost in two pieces.

But she loved it.

Once she cut off the corner so she could take it everywhere. Then bawled realizing what she had done. I sewed it back on.

We had progressed though, she was only sleeping with it at night these days.

But she took it to the movies with her dad a few weeks ago. She was carrying it as they walked through the theater. They didn’t even make it outside when he realized it was gone. He talked to the manager and left our number. 2 weeks later and no call.

She actually doesn’t seem too devastated. Just a little bummed out. I’m bummed too. I would have saved part of it in her memory box.

Oh well, we’ll always have pictures. And memories of the million times we ran back into the house for it and searched everywhere for it. Bye, bye blankie.


2 Responses to “The end of an era: Ella’s blankie is lost”

  1. Sara on October 19, 2012 2:51 am


  2. Grace on October 20, 2012 12:08 pm

    I still have some of the tattered (Grandma-made) blankets. They are literally rags. But so far I don’t want to throw any of them out. I did pass one on to Jane. (One that was in reasonably good repair. But it turns out she is a little girl who doesn’t need/want a blankie.)

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