“Madam, there were all kinds of good clothes inside. Did you know they were in there?” This question from Sophie led to a conversation full of joyous laughter.
A little over a year ago Joshua found a brown leather covered stool in a free area at the annual branch sale. It looked like it could be either a foot stool or an over-sized cushion to sit on.
We kicked off our summer break with cleaning and organizing. Since the stool frequently causes arguments between the boys, I was ready to get rid of it. I asked Sophie if she would like it. She was excited to take it.
That evening, her son’s girlfriend unzipped it to look at the stuffing inside, because it’s a heavy stool for being fabric. She discovered that whoever made the stool stuffed it with clothing. All of Sophie’s family and neighbors were soon gathered round watching for the next discovery pulled from the stool. Sophie was thrilled! She shared that everyone was dancing. She shared that the clothes are in good condition and brought two clothing items to show me. She shared that everyone received at least one nice piece of clothing from the stool and there were so many bras, they shared with the neighbors. It was a great discovery and hidden treasure that provided much joy!
Pictured are two of the clothing items Sophie brought back to show me in her excitement.