November 8th, 2014
On Remembrance Day, held in the Centennial year of the start of the Great War, we will remember an unknown soldier who died in that tragic war and his wife or mother, a lacemaker, who spangled this bobbin and used it on her pillow to remember him for the rest of her life.
The poignant cluster of bottom beads include a jet black mourning button, a five centime Belgium coin dated 1914 and a man’s button – perhaps all she had to remember him by.
Lest We Forget
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