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[Nov. 17th, 2006|09:35 pm]

Hank & Ed's quilt

Hank's ma wasn't the best at quilt-making...
(That "prison-stripe" material is kinda jarrin'.)
But her heart was in the right place.


[User Picture]From: aliceathome
2006-11-17 11:01 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2006-11-18 05:23 am (UTC)
Hey, no making fun of Hank's ma's quilt allowed... (Unless you're Hank, that is.) ;) Poor woman did her best. And she didn't exactly have the most aesthetically pleasin' fabrics to work with. I'm thinking there might be a big family secret behind that 'prison-striped' material... Too bad Hank doesn't know what it is.
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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2006-11-18 07:44 am (UTC)
Well I think it is just beautiful and well I would love to snuggle up in that quilt myself. I love old quilts they are so full of love and comfort and stories. The prison fabric well I think it is mighty appropriate since so many gay men feel like they are prisoners in a world that does not want them to come out in the open. So when I looked at this I thought well here we go let's tear up those prison rags and come out in the world but we have to keep the material and make good use of it as a memory of what life was before we came out into the world. Great job on this and thank you for sharing this picture! Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2006-11-18 02:59 pm (UTC)
I am really so blind to what is right in front of me sometimes... Your interpretation of the prison-stripe material is so amazing. Here I was thinking that Hank had no idea what kind of family secret might be behind those prison stripes, when really he and Ed were the ones living that secret and living out that prison term for so many years. Thanks Joe.
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[User Picture]From: nassima
2006-11-18 08:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, come on. This is a wonderful quilt! And the striped fabric makes it look like bits of a piano were sewed here, not bits of prison clothes :)

Oh, and nothing to do with quilts, but would you mind having a look here? It's about postcards (perfectly respectable ones, unless you ask for something not so respectable).
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2006-11-20 05:01 am (UTC)
Okay, okay, I'll try to think of those as piano stripes and not prison stripes... :D Hank's ma did try her best. :)
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