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Family Threads

Hello allo! I wanted to take a moment to share my favorite Christmas present with all of you - perhaps you saw my facebook post, but if not, here's the skivvy... I received my dad's old cape for Christmas (!!!)

My grandmother located this woolen treasure amidst the stacks of time in her home in Jackson, Michigan and shipped it south- "so here it is, your dad's treasured cape, dirty and torn" she wrote. And how absolutely perfect it is! Throwing it on, there's the weight of 45 years of magic between the threads.. 

As it goes, my dad (a man of theatre both on and off the stage, who now lives in Hawaii) decided he wanted his own cape in high school, so he picked out the fabric and modeled it to the tune of a Paul Revere Civil War cape... His girlfriend of the time stitched it together, (made one for herself as well) and wah-lah! He wore it in well and I look forward to doing the same.. This classic style is both masculine, feminine and might just be a future design for Amazing Capes... what do you think?! 

There is nothing like the holidays to discover a few family secrets... and it was so exciting to find that cape-making runs on both sides of mine :) As my dad always says, "nothing is coincidence". 

May the old join the new in 2013 in all the best ways.  

Hugs to you and yours for the New Year, 

Roxanne

PS. A big thanks to the Hamilton family for throwing such warm and joyful holiday parties at 'The Big House' in Fairview, NC each year...it's such a treat to attend.

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    1. Creator Donna Komm on January 4, 2013

      Love your new cape! My 3 granddaughter's can't wait to get their capes from you. I'm asked at least once a week when they will be here.....grandma just tells them to be patient....lol They had so much fun trying to decide just what cape to get.....thank you, and have a Happy New Year!

    2. Creator Jill Bacon Madden on December 31, 2012

      Now that's magic. I contributed to your campaign because I believe in magic and I loved the idea of the everyman superhero, but now there is a groovy connection. I was born and raised in Jackson, MI. And, who knows, maybe I knew your dad. Cool old cape.

    3. Creator Julianne on December 30, 2012

      do tell more! I am not far from Jackson, Michigan myself. Capes are magical, as you can see, for a lifetime.

    4. Creator Sasha Griffin on December 30, 2012

      Hi

      My name is Alexandra griffin and I made a mistake about the size and place I am getting my cape sent. Any chance I can still get it changed? Please let me know... Sorry to be a pain but the person I thought would want it has informed me otherwise. I do not want to send an unwanted cape.

      Thanks