This lovely crocheted piece was once a piano shawl My mother’s grandparents kept it on their piano. They were the first of their family to leave the Lutheran church because they found a truth they believed held more closely to the Bible. They held church in their home and invited others to share with them. I don’t know exactly how old it is, but Mother who was born in 1916 has a note pinned to it saying that it belonged to her Grandparents. Her grandfather was born in 1858 and immigrated here in 1889.
It’s enjoyable to have a piece of your own past. I hope someday one of my daughters will also enjoy it.