If I hadn’t been searching for woolens to mothproof, I never would’ve made my discovery!

My Grandma used to take me to FAO Schwartz every Christmas.

My Grandma used to take my sister and me to FAO Schwartz every Christmas.

In the chest at the foot of our bed, where I stow my grandma’s down comforter and a lion from the former FAO Schwartz, I uncovered woolen items hunkering at the bottom. I found the plaid mohair lap-blanket Mom gave me as a child (I’d looked for it last winter without success) and the marvelous bedspread and a shawl my mother used. Fortunately, neither had been invaded by larvae.

I usually don’t lose things. Or do I? Where do my socks scamper off to? I’m always afraid the moment I throw away the remaining sock, its partner will show up. Same goes for earrings.

Now, where did we park our SUV?

Now, where did we park our SUV?

Have you ever lost your car in a parking lot or garage? My excuse is my automobile is beige and sits low, easy to hide behind a larger vehicle. However, when my husband and I travel in our SUV, I can’t locate it in the parking lot either. These days most vehicles seem to look the same.

In an attempt to stay organized, I mounted a brass hook rack for keys. My husband knows not to use my favorite hook at the end, which I claimed. And I also installed hooks for my house keys so I can easily grab one when I take off for a walk.

The trick is remembering to use our key rack!

The trick is remembering to use our key rack!

So, how is it possible that I misplace my keys? Several times recently my key ring was lurking at the bottom of my purse. In my defense, my purse is lined in black. The interior stays clean, but it’s a black hole.

Have you taken a shortcut and lost your way, as I did recently? Or lost your place in a book? Do you sometimes feel like you’re losing your memory or just one marble at a time?  What do you most often misplace? Have you found solutions I could borrow?

Amish-made Table Topper, which could be used as a wall hanging.

Amish-made Table Topper, which could be used as a wall hanging.

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