More than 15 summers ago I was given an Aloe plant by a now deceased friend. I remember taking one look at it and deciding it wouldn't be much good. But, I sat it on my covered front porch and forgot it. I'm not even sure if I ever watered it.
At the end of that summer and every summer since I have had plenty of Aloe plants to share with other friends and to keep the original Aloe plant going in memory of my friend.
I counted the pots of new plants and including the ones not shown here and there are over 20! Today my hubby will be taking five pots to his coworkers and I will be taking three to my office.
I hope that when I am gone the quilts I have made will help my memory to live on, just as the Aloe plant given to me by my friend helps me to always remember her and her generosity.