Once upon a time Grace gave these placemats to Marg as a retirement gift.
She wrote this little text and set it in the box. When ? We have no idea. Do we know these ladies ? No, but we appreciate the sentiment and thought we would share.
The note reads:
When you retire you will learn
Too many possessions can cause you concern.
Whatever you do, travel near or far,
Golf or play bridge, or run a bazaar;
You’ll always be eating while on the go
And tablecloths get soiled as you very well know.
So the enclosed may help your table to dress
And save you the trouble of having to press.
Congratulations and Best Vishes.
It doesn’t look like Grace ever did use the placemats so maybe she did prefer tablecloths after all.
And here is the actual note: