Thursday, May 23, 2013

Reunited, and It Feels So Good

I found this interesting little story about three Amish samplers. They were originally stitched by a grandmother and her two granddaughters in 1868, 1910, and 1914 respectively. The pieces share a style and all record family history. The most famous is the 1914 version, as it had a starring role in the movie Witness. The pieces had been separated and were no longer in the family--if you can figure out the genealogy*. But now they are all together again, albeit in the Amish Farm and House, a little tourist destination in Lancaster**.

*The museum that houses them is having some trouble with that and seeks assistance. "Fishers married Fishers. The family trees become intertwined." {She says without comment.}
**Worth a visit even though you will pull in and say, "WTF? We're in the Target parking lot."

6 comments:

MelissaD said...

I think it's lovely that they're all together again AND that 3 different family members stitched! and lastly...Witness is one of my favorite movies - I love the barn building sequence :)

C in DC said...

Other than the "yarn" reference, a very interesting story.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'll have to watch "Witness" again, just to spot the sampler. Fishers married Fishers??? I will not comment, either, although you likely know what I'm thinking.

Coral said...

Best scene in Witness? The bath scene, with Kelly's hair just curling from the steam. Most erotic.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

A funny family get-together story! It really is nice that they are reunited.

Chris said...

Thanks for sharing this! Very cool.