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© Katherine Nak
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My Grandpa was a Dutch Master, from Holland.The straw hat, sitting on top of a pile of old upholstery fabric, was his. He and his three boys, were schooled in furniture and design. He came to the United States after the Holocaust in Europe. Opa, and Oma, bought a home in salt lake city. Together with their boys, they built a shop, where they reupholstered beautiful furniture.

The shop was adjoined to the house, the garden and the patio. The attic was Grandpa's space, filled with all the dreams of a child. When the children got bored, with the talk, talk, talk, of the adults, Grandpa took us upstairs to play. We played dress up, with all the old hats clothes, and wooden shoes, and we laughed.

To walk through this door...... fills me with memories, of very close family ties, we love, we laugh, we dance. my continuance.

My uncle works part time at the shop, (he is 90 years old), and he uses the same Singer sewing machine that the family brought with them, from Europe over 60 years ago.

6 responses

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Outstanding work backed by a deeply moving narrative.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Wonderful memories and photo! great story too.

  • Jules Coon

    Jules Coon gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    beuatiful Katherine...voted

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful work!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 May 2012):

    love the treatment and color.

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (27 May 2012):

    nostalgic !!!!

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