Clara Mae Aycock of Princeton loved Christmas. And every year, without fail, she cooked up collards and rutabagas as part of a festive family meal.
At the unveiling of the Community Memorial Quilt in the auditorium of Johnston Medical Mall on April 29, Aycock’s five grown children fondly recalled those sweet memories, and pointed to the quilt swatch taken from an apron that their mother wore only at the Christmas gatherings.
“It was always a big celebration, and her favorite time of the year,” says Ann Potter, a daughter who lives in Goldsboro. “The quilt brings back a rush of memories. It’s a wonderful way to remember them with love.”
At the Community Memorial Service every fall, families contribute fabric swatches that best represent their lost loved ones. The volunteer coordinator at the hospice house, who then finds volunteers to make the quilt, then gathers the swatches.
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