Handkerchiefs, Pew Babies, Bandages, Tears and Love

TitleHandkerchiefs, Pew Babies, Bandages, Tears and Love
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDawsey, Karen Cope
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Journal and Newsletter
Issue Number1
Date Publishedspring
SubjectsHandicrafts, Mountain life, Personal narratives

Recounts the author's memories of handkerchiefs and their many uses. In addition to daily wiping, they dried tears at funerals, attracted attention from potential beaus, and made silent dolls for entertainment during church. Includes a photograph of a handkerchief knotted into a doll.


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