In the Spring of 2010 Vera Bradley came out with a purse called Alice. Vera Bradley is a fabric handbag company. Well, they make more than handbags, but that is what they are known for. This bag was really a neat design and it was reminiscent of a bag from the 1950's and 60's. It had a kiss-lock closure and a great shape.
I knew that I wanted to get something special for all of the caregivers at The Meadows where Mom lived so I decided it would be the Vera Bradley Alice handbags. I started collecting them. I bought them online. I bought them in the stores. I bought them on eBay. I had a closet full of them in every different fabric possible. After Mom passed away I got all of the purses together and wrapped them up. Each caregiver was going to get a purse to always remember how thankful Alice and her family was for their kindness and care. Tucked into a pocket was a laminated card with Mom's picture on one side and the little poem (see below purses) on the other. I wrote it from my heart in about three minutes.