An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_origami_cranes
When my sister was ill with cancer, she asked me to fold her a thousand cranes. I didn’t think I could do it but now I have. This is my memorial to you, Lynn.