This week's Wordsmith Studio Creative Prompt is Totem. A totem is an object (usually animal or plant) that serves as an emblem of a person, family or clan. I chose a lily as my totem because it reminds me of two women in my family.
The first is my mother. Her name was Lillian. Her nickname was Lil rather than Lily, but the flower still reminds me of her.
The second is my Aunt Lydia. She was my father's sister, but she and my mother were very close. Auntie had orange daylilies growing along one side of the driveway for as long as I can remember.
We lived in the upstairs flat in my aunt and uncle's house until I was nine years old. The families actually lived together for 18 years so Aunt Lydia and Uncle John were like another set of parents to my siblings and I.
What totem would you choose to represent your family? Put a link to it in the comments on the prompt post. Thanks to Dana Dampier for this prompt.
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