My address book was a piece of home and has become a book of history.
Heir for the address book found!
I was deeply emotional and moved, when as my 14 year old great grandchild was asked “What is the most important object for Granny?” and the spontaneous answer came “her address book of course!”
This address book has been with me for 58 years, 1952 was a time of high unemployment in my home town of Oldenburg. So I relocated to Solingen with my husband and children. I found it very hard to leave behind me all my friends, acquaintances and a huge family.
On parting I wrote all the addresses, birthdays and other important information in an address book. It was a piece of home for me. The homesickness was reduced a little through letter correspondence.
Over the years I have always kept up my address book. It has become a historical piece for me. I am somewhat melancholy when I look through the already many crossed out names. Seeing the new names and dates brings happiness.
I know well that this book will be continued by my successor. That makes me very happy!