When I saw the picture, I remembered both grandmothers had one of these.
I also remember when Rochelle made me this very wonderful thing on her own sewing machine. So, I wrote a story about it. See the pictures of it after the story.
This first appeared on July 25, 2013.
Photo by the wonderfully gifted Sandra Crook.
At her Hanukkah party, Shelly gave her cousin Chaim two wonderful presents: a homemade gold-fringed prayer shawl and an introduction to her friend, Nina Abramova. Nina admired both the shawl and Chaim. They sat at the table noshing on potato pancakes while Chaim offered Nina rich and meaningful conversation all night long.
On their wedding day, no one at the synagogue could find the canopy, just the poles.
Nina panicked. “What are we going to do?”
Chaim smiled, removed his shawl, attached each corner of it to the poles with rubber bands. “It brought us together once, now forever.”
Handmade, hand-painted, done by master craftswoman Rochelle who became a writer. This is my MOST prized possession. Next to my Lost In Space Robot toy from Remco.
(Yes, I can hear Rochelle saying already — “My hard work playing second fiddle to a ROBOT????”)
Well … it WAS there first. 😉 And as beautiful as it is, unlike the story, it’s not a chick magnet. Still, though, I love it.