WHO’S THAT GIRL!!
Thought it was about time I shared with you a little background about Norah.
She was the daughter of a cooper (made barrels) and for those of you familiar with the tv series ‘Steptoe & Son’, her homelife as a young girl was very similar to this comical duo(including the horse and cart), albeit a good 30years or so before it came to our screens.
Her mother died when she was just six years old and through her personal notes, she has described in great detail of not only what happened on the day of the funeral but also how she felt. Someone so young who carried a light for her mom all through her life.
Poetry,oh my! Many a scribble on scraps of paper, backs of old envelopes, paper bags….many leaning towards her strong faith which held her hand through life….here is one which she sent to me many years ago. I keep it in my purse and just three days before she passed, we sat and she read it out loud,
Stains the fabric of our lives, it is unremovable, it spreads, forming many different patterns.
This is only possible because God was the First to sprinkle this lovely fragrance on us, that will last for eternity.
Norah was known for always wearing a hat, clip ons and accesories….hence why ‘Vintage Norah’ is with you now. ( Although, there is only a small selection of her hat collection which was reaching around the 250 mark at one point!). I recently recieved a photo from ‘google earth’ and she has been caught on there coming out of her house and…adjusting her hat!!
And so, this is just a little snippet. All the items here carry so much history and have been a part of this ladies life for 93years. It feels right ,that they should be given the send off they are having and Norah would have loved all this blogging and etsy and facebook malarky.
Please enjoy it all. So far, gloves and scarves have been sent throughout the UK and one of her beautiful hats is on its way to America. Wonderful.