Monogram from a German pillow sham circa 1920, towel was purchased in Heidelberg, Germany, came from a family that moved to the eastern side after the tearing down of the Berlin wall. Attached bail, stitched background, embroidered letters, detailed top border.
Size: 67 x 45 mm
Weight: 23.9 grams
A Bright New Future
Falisee Monsouir was all excitement as she stepped out of the orphanage door and took her first steps to her new life. With the help of Madame Eileen, she had procured the spot of apprentice to a local baker. The bakery shop had been kind to the children of the orphanage and constantly delivered delicacies and bread that were a “surplus” in stock. The baker and his wife had a family of sons that had all gone to war and not returned. We had all guessed that they had taken all the love they had to give and shared it with us. When Madame Eileen had approached the couple with my interest in becoming a baker, they had gladly taken me on as their apprentice. Walking into the village, I stumbled and sprawled out on the cobblestones where the meager contents of my second-hand luggage scattered for the world to see. As I dusted myself off, I looked around at the mess. A scrap of paper caught my eye as it threatened to blow away in the wind. Lunging for it, I saw the handwriting of Madame Eileen. It explained that she had packed in my luggage the blanket in which I had been found wrapped as a baby. It was my only connection and clue to my past as on the corner was an embroidered FM. I looked around and couldn’t find the blanket amongst my scattered belongings. As I got up, I saw the blanket beneath me. Holding it gingerly in my hands, I looked at it and smiled. Here on the path to my future, I was given a clue to my past. It was as if the sun was shining brighter, and the birds were chirping louder. My future was bright, and now I had the key to my past. I felt truly blessed.
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