Memory quilt helps one mother remember

first_img Ten years ago, Brenda Hooks lost her 15-year-old son, Robby, to a diving accident.Robby’s brother, Brandon, was there when the accident happened.“Losing Robby was a horrible tragedy,” Brenda Hooks said. “It was the worst thing that you could imagine. I couldn’t let go of Robby’s things. I wanted to hold on to everything because each one of them reminded me of Robby.” You Might Like Coleman takes District 5 Tuesday marked the end of a 16-year era for one Brundidge resident, but for another, it was just the beginning…. read more Published 10:07 pm Wednesday, October 8, 2008 Print Article Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Email the author Brandon Hooks was two years younger than his brother and his mother realized that neither could she part with things that were so much a part of him.“I don’t know why it was so important for me to keep Brandon’s things, too, but it was,” she said. “They were more than things. They were memories.”Tragedy had taught Hooks how important memories are. “Sometimes they are all you have.” Turner agreed to make the quilt for Hooks so she gathered up all of the “scraps” and began to pick and choose.“I had more than enough shirts to make a quilt,” she said. “Mary said I had enough to make two quilts. So, I decided to make one for Brandon and one for me.”Hooks picked out shirts that had special meaning for Brandon.“Brandon played all sports so there were a lot of ‘ball’ shirts to chose from,” she said. “I picked a few other shirts that I knew were special to him. And, I picked a shirt that Robby had made in vacation Bible school that had his handprints on it. I picked another shirt of Robby’s for Brandon’s quilt. His favorite football team was the Miami Dolphins. I bought him a Dolphins’ jersey and he loved it.”Hooks also chose a photo of her as a young woman for her son’s quilt.“Mary told me that the quilt could be used on the bed or as a wall hanging,” she said. “Brandon is a student at Troy University and he had just moved out this fall. I thought that a wall hanging would probably be a better use for his quilt,” she said. “I was going to keep it a secret but I was so excited about it that I couldn’t. When he saw the quilt, his eyes just lit up. There were so many memories there, his own and memories of Robby.”Brandon was surprised by the gift and very appreciative of it.“I’m really proud that my mom did this,” he said. “It means a lot to me, especially because it has Robby’s shirts on it, too.”Brenda Hooks is anxiously awaiting the completion of her quilt.“I think that I’ll hang mine, too,” she said. “It’s such a nice way to bring back memories. I didn’t know about memory quilts until I just happened to hear someone mention them one day. And, I think there are others who might want to use their scraps in such a special way. I wanted them to know.” Sponsored Content Memory quilt helps one mother remember By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories One day, someone mentioned a memory quilt and Hooks wanted to know more.“I was told that a memory quilt is made from scraps of cloth that have special meaning,” she said. “They can be any kind of scraps but they’re usually from old clothes.”Hooks had held on to many of Robby’s clothes and continued to hold on to many of Brandon’s. She had become a real packrat, stuffing the shirts that he outgrew into a bag that was growing by leaps and bounds.“Several years went by and I would think about the memory quilt but didn’t really know how to do it,” she said. “One day, someone told me about Mary Turner and what a great quilter she is. So, I talked to her about making a quilt out of Robby and Brandon’s old shirts.”last_img read more

EFP Corporation Expands Into Vanderburgh County

first_img EVANSVILLE, Ind. (June 5, 2019) – EFP, LLC, a leading manufacturer and converter of expanded foam protective packaging, announced plans today to locate its 4th U.S. manufacturing location in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park, creating 29 new jobs by 2020.“We’re thrilled EFP has selected Vanderburgh County for its fourth manufacturing facility,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “EFP’s commitment to add an additional Indiana manufacturing operation is a testament to the pro-growth business climate that we work hard to provide every day. Indiana leads the nation in manufacturing because of companies like EFP, and we’re thrilled to watch its continued success in our state.”EFP will invest more than $2.1 million to lease a 100,000 square-foot shell building – completed last November by Woodward Development and Construction, Inc. – in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park. In addition, EFP will invest $4.5 million in production equipment to design, mold and fabricate expanded foam products serving the consumer protective packaging, thermal temperature assurance, recreational vehicles, and building and construction products markets. The company plans to be operational in the new facility by November.The company has hired a plant manager and plans to hire 29 team members late this summer for both manufacturing and professional positions.Founded in 1954, EFP operates as a subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter & Co. a privately held, diversified manufacturing company with operating subsidiaries throughout North America. Headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, EFP has locations in Decatur, Alabama, La Vergne, Tennessee and now Evansville, Indiana providing coverage to mid-America from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.“EFP Corporation’s decision to locate and invest in Vanderburgh County after thoroughly investigating other locations is a strong show of confidence in our community and specialized local workforce, said Ben Shoulders, president of the Vanderburgh County Commission. “We thank EFP for choosing Vanderburgh County as the best site for the company’s future growth and prosperity.”To encourage the investment and job creation, the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville will recommend before Vanderburgh County Council an incentive package including 6-year Tax Phase-In on both real and personal property investments the company intends to make.The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered EFP up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation and investment plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.About EFP CorporationEFP, LLC is a leading manufacturer and converter of expanded foam protective packaging. Founded in 1954, EFP operates as a subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter & Co. a privately held, diversified manufacturing company with operating subsidiaries throughout North America. Headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, EFP has locations in Decatur, Alabama, La Vergne, Tennessee and now Evansville, Indiana providing coverage to mid-America from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.FOOTNOTE:  About Growth Alliance for Greater EvansvilleThe Growth Alliance leads Vanderburgh County’s economic development efforts assisting companies with growth plans in and into Vanderburgh County. The Growth Alliance manages many initiatives, including investment-based tax incentives for new and existing companies, management of Evansville’s startup business incubator–Innovation Pointe–and management of Cowork Evansville.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more