Hey guys...We are going fishing...well hunting for fish fossils, camping, visiting friends and family, even several from Blogland. I will be able to check in along the road...till then,
you can see my latest quilt in it's not quite finished state...This piece is for an art show at the gallery in July. The theme is: "Life in the 40's America's Greatest Generation"
Thanks to Hopper for the Tz-daka box photo (for charity for Israel) just like the one my mom had...in upper right hand corner.
The group family shot on the right is my family circa 1944. We are on vacation, but look so stoic. It makes me wonder just how the war going on in Europe and the Pacific were affecting us on our home front? I of course was too young to understand what was going on.
Fourth photo is an actual letter written by my husbands great grandmother to his father in 1940 with concerns of the war in England.
My husband's American father and German mother, who met at the very end of the war in Germany, when she worked for him as a translator and he had the job of interrogating Nazi war criminals. They married and she became pregnant with my husband, and they had to wait a year and a half after he left for the US to go there themselves to meet him.
The young soldier in the center is my beloved Uncle Harry, who served in Guam. He married my mom's youngest sister in 1945. They are still sweethearts today at age 89.
I just noticed this morning that I put six stars on the quilt. Six being a very significant number for this piece. Six million. And they stop 3 quarters of the way to the right when the war comes to an end, the camps are liquidated and Israel becomes a state. I think I do a lot of work unconsciously, but my unconscious knows what needs to be done.