Mamaw’s Sweetheart Soap Crocheted Turtles

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Just A Little Turtle Poem

A Sweetheart Soap Crocheted Turtle made by Rosie Smith Morris, R.N. of Gulfport
A “Sweetheart Soap Crocheted Turtle” made by Mrs. Rosie Smith Morris, R.N. of Gulfport, Mississippi. She sold hundreds of these little turtles in the gift shop of Gulfport Memorial Hospital for years and years during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. She had a little card printed with the little poem on it that accompanied the turtles.

The turtle in the photo above is one of the turtles I was given by my grandmother, Mrs. Rosie Smith Morris, R.N. I still remember that little poem, memorized by heart. It is a great way to teach children how to bathe themselves. This turtle is in use today even after 45 years in my possession. Sweetheart Soap is hard to come by these days, so I have filled mine with special scented soap. Great to stick in lingerie drawers as a sachet, too!

 

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