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« on: May 30, 2012 08:16:35 PM »

So a little background info to start. My family is originally Pennsylvania Dutch on my grandmothers side (my great-great-grandparents). They later moved to Ohio, after being shunned for smoking tobacco (my grandfather) and hanging a star in the window (my grandmother). They began attending a Menonite church after they relocated. While they were no longer Amish they still kept their traditions and heritage alive and raised both my grandmother, my great aunt, great uncle, and their nephew on a farm. They kept the Amish hex in their house and it is still in my house today.

For Christmas this past year I made my grandmother a collage full of pictures of the farm house in Ohio where she grew up, and the people that lived their with her. In the center is the hex sign that has hung in our house and the house of our relatives for the past century. She opened it Christmas morning and cried.

"Wilkum" is how you welcome someone into your home in "High Dutch", the language spoken by the Amish Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012 08:30:52 PM »

So neat, love the history behind it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012 12:06:51 AM »

That is gorgeous!  What a great gift of family history for your grandmother.  Smiley
Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.  I love Hex Signs, and enjoy their history!

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012 06:04:46 AM »

So wonderful! I bet she absolutely loved this.

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