Sorting Sheila’s Stash

On Canada Day, a few of us got together for a sorting party, where we organized and priced some recent donations. Our Volunteer Coordinator Leah got to sort through her favourite type of donations — an estate donation. These are brought to OSF after someone has passed away. They’re full of interesting stuff, and they hold special meaning to us.

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On her blog, Leah writes, “There is always the usual: yardage, thread, notions, buttons; and a few surprises: baby teeth, boot hooks, phonograph needles. I often become a little attached to the glimpse I get of the previous keeper, and I’m always grateful. I hope when I am gone, someone will do the same for me.” 

Leah wrote a tribute to Sheila, the woman who originally owned this intensely personal collection. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.