A Mother’s Love

Photo from Middleton Place Foundation.  This story just breaks my heart.  When a slave mother knew the loss of her daughter was close at hand she quickly threw so items into a sack and gave it to her daughter.

This story just breaks my heart.  When a slave mother knew the loss of her daughter was close at hand she quickly threw some items into a sack and gave it to her daughter.  Though the items in the sack disappeared long ago, the sack still remains a symbol of love.

The sack reads “My great grandmother Rose mother of Ashley gave her this sack when she was sold at age 9 in South Carolina, it held a tattered dress 3 handfulls of pecans a braid of Roses hair. Told her It be filled with my Love always she never saw her again Ashley is my grandmother Ruth Middleton 1921.”

Read the entire article here!

What items would you put in a sack to help your children remember you?

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