Fabric of Survival
My friend Nina emailed me shortly after reading about the Sister City challenge on my blog. In her email she wrote about two topics I think you’ll find interesting. The first was related to the post I did concerning the exhibit of Rumi O’brien’s story quilts in Madison (please click here to read that post). Here’s what Nina had to say:
Another item Nina shared in her email to me was triggered by the mention of the sister cities quilt challenge between Madison, WI and Freiberg, Germany (please click here to read that post). This is a portion of that email:
“I have to say, the blog about your challenge with the two other cities caught my eye. Freiberg is near the place my father was a GI prisoner of war, and the town his rescuers were born in. They met at a farm near Brand-Ebersdorf (on the map just south of Freiberg) and remained best friends for life. I went there in 2013. I can’t recall if my father’s book came out while I was still trekking to Waukesha? If not, you may find it interesting. Let me know, and I will send it to you. The book has grown legs, and I have been invited to groups (churches, libraries, community groups etc) to speak about it all over the country. It is in part a book about faith, and choosing to do the right thing in the wrong place. Maybe up your alley.”
I was not familiar with the book about Nina’s father, so she sent me a copy, and I read it in 2 nights – I literally couldn’t put it down. It is an amazing story. I highly recommend it!
Thank you, Nina, for your friendship and the information you shared!