First World War

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue December. 28, 2017 2579 views

My husband found for our 30th wedding anniversary a very special present. He does know me well!

I like old cigar boxes made of wood. Especially this well designed humidors with crafty and interesting patterns and inlays in different colored wood. I burst into tears, when I unwrapped this Box with its nice playful and very unusual design of jumping and dancing children which are following a little bit older girl, who is carrying a plate full of sweets. I was even more thrilled when I opened the lid. There is a riddle to be solved! We both don't speak or read Russian. But what we could understand so far: It was fabricated during WWI, in Wieselburg. There was 1915-1918 a large (60.0000!) prisoner-of-war camp mainly for Russian and Italian soldiers.
Maybe the date 1914 refers to the beginning of WWI - because the camp was built a year later in 1915.
Maybe 1917 refers to the year when the Russian Revolution(s) ended the war for Russia.
Maybe the maker of this box was a Russian soldier, who made this object during his imprisonment.

I will try to find answers to all of this questions and even some more!

But for now I know this for sure:
1917 – Roland’s mother was born.
1987 – Roland and I married.
2017 – Roland bought the box as 30th wedding anniversary present.

So much big and small, international and national and most important personal history – I LOVE IT!

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 10 months ago

What an awesome gift

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Lisa Britton 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes, it is! heart

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

What a wonderful gift! Sounds like you have a gem on your hands both your husband and the gift smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes, and a gem for my neck too - I got a black tourmaline (schorl) necklace and was completly  overwhelmed! heart

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

WOW! Good for you!!! No doubt you deserve all of this affection and gifts :)

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 10 months ago

Such a thoughtful, amazing gift!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes, I'm so ... I can't describe it ... I wouldn't have expect such a nice piece in my dreams! heart

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

A wonderfull gift, what a husband

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes it is, and I should be ashamed, that I never bought a gift for him.

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

He diserves it

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 10 months ago

what a beautiful gift and story, Roland shames me as a husband, well done Sir Roland. and I cant wait for the mystery to be solved.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 10 months ago

I'm not quite sure, if he heart  would a remember a date as well as a day before Christmas ... joy

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Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

Sig, I married on April 1st, In the US its is referred to as April fools day, a day of practical jokes, it sums up my distain for behaving in a serious manner, so I too am able to remember my anniversary...LOL

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 10 months ago

joy YES, that is VERY special!!!
OMG, 1st of April - we call this jokes "jemanden in den April schicken" (send somebody into April). We would have fun with this date too ...

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Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

grinning

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

And suddenly a small wooden object comes alive through your words and all the symbolism behind it.

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

smile Thanks! I will have a lot of fun digging up the history of this box!

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