Monogram from a German towel circa 1920, towel was purchased in Heidelberg, Germany, came from a family that moved to the western side after the tearing down of the Berlin wall. Triangular shape, stitched background, attached bail
Size: 56 x 48 mm
Weight: 23.5 grams
The Thankful Baker
Bittersweet emotions filled Paige as she opened the door early one morning for a special guest. It had been months of worry and regret after what seemed a lifetime of heartache. After immigrating to Heidelberg from East Berlin after the fall of the wall, life had been difficult. Struggling to keep her new bakery alive, she had decided to sell off some of her family’s extra furniture, if there is such a thing. The pieces had been carved by her great-grandfather, but this was the nature of necessity. She, however, was unaware that a towel that had been embroidered with her monogram was caught up in one of the pieces she had sold. It had been a present from her grandmother on her wedding day, and she was wrought with despair upon discovering it lost. Two months after realizing it was missing, she had received a phone call from America that had renewed her faith in humanity. One of her sweet customers, a wife of a U.S. Ambassador, who had been to the bakery a couple of times and had also purchased a hutch, had found the towel. She said after the furniture had arrived at port and cleared customs, it was delivered. She had begun arranging her own linen in it and noticed the towel caught in the back of the drawer. Knowing it must hold a great deal of sentimental value, she had called as soon as she could locate Paige’s phone number. Her husband had been scheduled for another tour of Berlin in the next month, and she would deliver the towel to Paige herself. Finally, the day had come, and Paige could not have been more grateful.
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