Last time I visited Shipeshewana, Indiana I walked over to the antique mall to have a look. It was summertime and it was hot. I had shot my wad at the fabric department at Yoder’s and I only had an hour to look around, looking being the operative word.
There were all sorts of treasures to examine, including a wonderful old crazy quilt. It was very past its prime as much of the fabric was disintegrating. Several pieces were in shreds.
I nosed over to see if there was a date anywhere.
Indeed there was! It was on a ribbon of some sort, right at the bottom.
The year was 1891! Wow!
And then I noticed that the ribbon commemorated a reunion for the Michigan School for the Deaf in….
That’s my town. I could hardly believe my eyes.
There was nobody around I could even elbow to share this with. No camera; all I had was my cell phone. But how cool was that?!
Click on the image to see it larger.