I love bags of all kinds and each one has been valuable to me along the way.  When I was very young I stitched my own very simple purse out of lime green felt, with orange thread and an orange bead for the closure.  My grandmother oversaw this sewing process with my mother, and we all went out on a designated expedition to learn about the business of trading, as women do, and have done for centuries.  I must have been six or seven, and I loved being among the elder women in the family line, and my brothers and sisters.  Every time I remember this little green purse I smile, and the memory is enough. 

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