Tuesday, June 7, 2011
"old age realizes the dreams of youth"
In the 1930ies my mum and her sister went to visit their grandparents every summer for a couple of weeks. In those days there were gravel roads but apart from that, the town plan have not changed much.
We had brought our bikes and went slowly through the small quiet village.
Next door was the dairy work and every morning horse-drawn carriages came with fresh milk from the farms and my mum and her sister sat in the open window greeting the drivers. Baba shoed the horses and mama was working in the grocery store. What a lot of life. They had nine children.
During the First World War Baba was enrolled in the German army for four years. He has probably been working as a blacksmith, and during those four years Mama had three of her children and provided for the family. In 1949 they celebrated their golden wedding. At that time they had 26 grandchildren.
Åbenrå and we went there to visit an textile exhibition at the local museum. "Silk for peasants and brides in South Jutland"
"my" folk socks were imitations of the stockings for the very rich but I had not seen a pair until now.
I know the photos are not good. But I want to show it anyway. Imagine the glossy silk.
They were wedding stockings and so delicate. Of cause everyone wanted to copy such a beautiful piece of clothing. In a way they could afford.