|My beloved Grandpa and Grandma|
I just read "why the name" on Carole-Anne's Use The Good Dishes blog. Read her explanation here. It brought to mind my little Grandma whose favorite gift was a new flannel nightgown. She had gowns in many colors and styles with various ribbons, bows, and trims. She kept them neatly folded in a dresser drawer, yet she rarely wore the new ones. Someone teasingly asked her if she was saving them for Grandpa's second wife. Grandpa passed away first and when Grandma did her dresser drawer was full of new flannel nightgowns.
My kids will not find any flannel nightgowns tucked away when I am gone. I do not care for flannel.