Welcome to the third Short Story of the Month!
The winters may be now saying their slow goodbye as they leave; leaving the air slightly chilly.
That kind of rosy, crisp coolness is what still makes you want to cosy up in a blanket or have a cuppa as you snuggle in your quilt.
Alice Walker’s short story, Everyday Use, would make for a beautiful read in this weather.
Yes, it is about quilts but that’s not that only thing that makes your heart feel warm.
What is the story about?
The story is about two sisters, Maggie and Dee, who are very different from each other in their thoughts and physique. Nonetheless, they both value their family heirlooms and heritage. However, they value the same things for entirely different reasons. Dee comes to visit her mother and sister, Maggie, with her husband. It is then that she asks to take certain things such as the dasher and the churn top. She even asks for the quilts that were stitched by hand out of old scraps of her grandmother’s dresses.
Dee’s mother however refuses to give her the quilts saying that she has promised them to Maggie.