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« on: May 01, 2005 02:18:40 PM »

My late DH's grandmother did this when she was 9 years old
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Isn't it beautiful!
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2005 04:49:26 PM »

wow, that is so lovely! And amazing that it's still in such good condition. Really special!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005 07:48:23 AM »

Actually, it's very fragile.  I had it matted and framed about 12 years ago to protect it, and so it could be displayed.  It must have meant a lot to Anna, because she found room for it when she Grandpa and their 3 children, and her mother, had to flee Germany, (around 1910)  They took only one trunk for the whole family.  Grandpa was a high ranking officer in the German army.  In his free time he was labor organizer.  He was given one week to leave the country or be arrested as a traitor.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005 09:06:30 AM »

Actually, it's very fragile.  I had it matted and framed about 12 years ago to protect it, and so it could be displayed.  It must have meant a lot to Anna, because she found room for it when she Grandpa and their 3 children, and her mother, had to flee Germany, (around 1910)  They took only one trunk for the whole family.  Grandpa was a high ranking officer in the German army.  In his free time he was labor organizer.  He was given one week to leave the country or be arrested as a traitor.

Wow- incredible provinance (as they say on Antiques Roadshow).
It just makes it that much more wonderfull!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2005 09:47:36 AM »

Wow, what an amazing piece! I love the history behind it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2005 11:11:10 AM »

That's really nice GloryB. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005 12:26:22 PM »

Thank you, everyone.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2005 04:34:22 PM »

That is truly amazing!  You are very lucky to have something like that and in very good condition (even if it is fragile, it hasn't faded very much... my grandma has a couple from the 1840's that my ancestors did, and you can hardly read them).  And that is a really cool story Smiley

Makes me want to do a cross-stitch like that in the hopes that my great-great-grandchildren will hang it up and remember me.
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