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Posted 4 years ago

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freiheit
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I was debating for some time whether or not I should post this item. At the end, as you can see, I decided to go ahead.
This piece was purchased by my grandmother during the Great Depression.
The story is that during the Great Depression, times were obviously really hard for the majority of people. Like in many countries, unemployment was high, and many families were struggling to survive.
My grandmother was having a hard time, too, but because my grandfather was working for the post office, he was lucky to keep his job. Many others were not so fortunate and for survival, as well as to keep their sanity during the long times of unemployment, they started to produce anything they could with what they had available.
This little key rack is one of those items made by those desperate men. It is a partially hand-carved piece of wood with two birds and a nest and the words "We bring good luck (or good fortune)." My grandmother didn't need it but bought it anyway to support the unemployed man who made it.
This piece has no monetary value, but whenever I look at it, I appreciate what I have.

Thanks for looking:)

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  1. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Great family piece!
  3. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks so much for your comments, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris and vetraio50. I am so happy you took the time to read my little background story:)
  4. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Also many thanks to blunderbuss2, jonima, DrFluffy, and aghcollect:)
  5. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot, walksoftly:)
  6. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Hallo freiheit, you chose wisely to post this, es ist Wunderschön! Ich liebe es! =)
  7. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Vielen Dank, tom61375:)
  8. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot, rniederman:)
  9. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Bitte sehr freiheit! =)
  10. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    A beautiful piece of historic folk art...even not considering its value to the family, t def holds monetary value. There is nothing like folk art with the history that created it...Im glad to see this posted!
  11. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks so much for your thoughts, AboundingOddities!
  12. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Many thanks also to mikelv85 and LeahGoodwin:)
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    I love this and it's great that you have it! It's priceless!
  14. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks so much, valentino97:)

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