A great surprise arrived today. My cousin (her uncle and my aunt were married) sent me a German Bible that had belonged to my aunt Louise. Unfortunately, the Bible does not have a printing date, but my aunt was born in 1910, so I am guessing that the Bible was from the early 1900's.
There are several surprises in the Bible. A funeral card or two reminding me of when family or friends died many years ago. I also have my father's German Bible. Aunt Louise was his sister, but my father had an older Bible printed in Germany and dated 1843.
I feel so fortunate to have these beautiful leather bound books that are so very old. It makes family connections so much more important