I kept it all these years in the box with my wedding photos. When Anna got engaged, one of the first things I thought of was this handkerchief. I told her about it and she eagarly said she would love to carry it around her flowers too. And she did. It was so nice to have a part of my Grandma at her wedding.
At the reception, she handed me the handkerchief because she didn't want to lose it. I put it on the table with my camera. At the end of the evening, I grabbed my camera and walked away from the table for a few minutes and then came back.
It was gone. They had started cleaning up and had grabbed the handkerchief, thinking it was trash. I was emotional already and this just sent me over the edge. I cried. I tried not to but I couldn't help it. My sons heard me and came over to see what was wrong. Before I knew what was happening, they were each going through the trash and Paul Jr. found it. I was so relieved, and touched.
Anna also requested to wear these pearls, which had belonged to my Grandma. I had them in my drawer for many years, believing that the clasp was broken, but come to find out, it wasn't. I was touched that she wanted to wear them and they looked so nice with her dress.