Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Leonie

These postcards were written by Julia, my great grandmother, to her daughter Leonie, my grandmother... Leonie was born in February 1914, she died on my 15th birthday...but I lost her 5 years earlier when she suffered a bad stroke... The postcards were sent to 15 years old Leonie, she had been sent to the city to be a apprentice in a confectionary shop... The city was only 30 miles from her village but in 1929, 30 miles was a very long distance...And the city was a very different world... By what I heard, Leonie was miserable there...
The two brooches were hers, the reading glasses her grandfather's (who was one of the few people in their village who was able to read and thus could vote...).

3 comments:

WondrousStrange said...

What a treasure you have here!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Seth said...

A sad tale but how wonderful that you have this collection of family treasures.

Stephanie said...

Steph,
what treasures you have here. I adore looking at ALL your collections AND the little head you made looks wonderful on it's bottle body.