My mother made the stocking for a sewing class while she was in high school.
When I was little, Grandma and I would hang up my mother’s stocking. One year a doll would be in it, or another year candy. As I got older, gift cards would appear.
Grandma recently asked about the stocking and we thought that the other had it.
Now we are both searching for the stocking, one of the many reminders as to why Christmas was my mother’s favorite holiday.
Now, I have a stocking that I brought with my Mom, but it will never be the same as the original.