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Thread: They found it!

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    They found it!

    Last year I made my mother a friendship braid quilt in her favorite colors. 6 months later she was moved to a nursing home from assisted living. She could not take most of her favorite nick-nacks with her but she was allowed to take the quilt. Beside some pictures, that is all she was able to take with her. Last weekend when I visited her - the quilt was gone. Needless to say I brought it to their attention and 4 days later they found it. Whew - now I can sleep tonight.

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    Wonderful news, I am so glad she has her quilt back and you can rest easy.

    Make her a spare quilt and chain it to her bed.
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    I know in my mother's rest home room she has her quilts, but she has all kinds of lap blankets and afghans in her room that aren't hers. All the staff are very familiar with her quilts because she talks about them all the time and about how her daughter made them for her. One set of her color coordinated pillowcases were bleached to the point that they were no longer recognizable. I had to make her a new set and now they are much more careful with them. I didn't get angry, just stated that I had done things like that myself. I could tell the staff was happy I didn't get upset.

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    my sister broke her hip and was in a treatment place. they sent her home during a hurricane and her quilt with her name stitched in the border front, wasn't there when she got back. anything not nailed down goes home with workers it seems. sad but true.

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    I'm glad your Mom got her quilt back. Lots of thieves in this world. So sad they steal stuff from the elderly or someone not able to fight for their stuff.
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    I am curious, did you push to know *where* they found it? For "future reference"?

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    I bought my mother some nice new shoes and then they were gone. I asked If the had seen her shoes the reply was the black ones no I haven't seen them hmm I had not said the color yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    my sister broke her hip and was in a treatment place. they sent her home during a hurricane and her quilt with her name stitched in the border front, wasn't there when she got back. anything not nailed down goes home with workers it seems. sad but true.

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    we all need to put "tracking" devices in shoes, quilts, etc!! That would fix em!!!

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    I had finished a quilt mil had started but did not think about the need for a label. It has not been located as far as I know. I just hope someone is using and enjoying it since I'm not sure she even remembers my bringing it to her. Although she did express appreciation at the time.

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    When my MIL had to move from assisted living into the nursing home, the administrator insisted we take her wedding ring home. It was a fairly large stone she had gotten from her aunt. We were told that if we didn't take it, it would be gone within a week. Many of her "little" things disappeared. Sad, but true!

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