In her 98 years, my mother always had a foot in two worlds. “Oma,” who fled Nazi Germany for America, learned to embroider in school in Stockstadt am Rhein. In her last years, she colorfully embellished hand towels for family and friends. Many people around the world now have these special tokens to remember her. She taught me how to stitch, and I have shared this skill with the women in our family. Mom was still working on a few hand towels when she passed away yesterday. We will finish her handiworks of love.
Edith Therese Westerfeld