On my previous post, I shared about my DH and I celebrating our 21st Anniversary
by going on a few little Daytripping excursions.
The main thing we wanted to do was to see a theatre play in Stratford (Ontario).
We ended up seeing a play called She Stoops To Conquer.
A delightful comedy.
While I was checking out the plays, I noticed one about Anne Frank.
When I looked into it more, I discovered that a nearby museum was hosting
an Anne Frank exhibit to coincide with the show.
This is the part of the museum where the exhibit was.
It looks like they added on twice.
This was on our July 1st holiday.
It was an overcast day and was not very busy.
At the far left end of this building there was a half hour video about Anne Frank.
We watched that first.
There were a lot of local farming and industrial antiques in this section as well.
Different styles of antique and vintage baby shoes.
I always liked the white baby shoes.
I have two different pairs that I found at vintage shops.
Now here is a farmhouse kitchen.
I had to smile at this.
While I have a special love for antique and vintage,
I also have a deep appreciation for stoves, refrigerators, freezers, and microwaves!
I wanted to check the label underneath but didn't dare touch it.
Isn't this just lovely?!
Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929 in Germany
but moved to Amsterdam at the age of two.
My father was born October 17, 1929 near Minnertsga, Friesland, Netherlands.
(About 1 1/2 hours apart)
They shared so many similarities and yet so many differences.
After I graduated high school, I went for a visit with my cousins to Holland.
We visited the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.
It was a very sobering visit.
Those that were hiding were betrayed.
Only Otto Frank (father) survived the Holocaust.
If you are interested in knowing more, click here.
We had our own personal tour guide for the exhibit.
She shared with us that the woman who helped those in hiding almost lost her life after the betrayal.
The German officer who came into the shop to pick up the Frank family had an Austrian accent.
Miep Gies was born in Vienna, Austria but moved to the Netherlands at a very young age.
She used this to her advantage and it worked.
You can hear her share this here.
Because she was spared, the world has been touched by the story of Anne Frank.
The Germans would have taken everything.
When I heard this, I thought about how in the midst of darkness,
God was faithful to preserve this little girl's diary,
and spared the life of this loyal woman who helped these precious Jewish people.
Holland just celebrated the 70th anniversary of their liberation.
I shared a post about that.
You can read it here.
I pray that a war like that never happens again.
That people will be accepting,
and see the beauty in each other.
That would be nice,
but I know the reality out there.
We need to pray for our leaders.
I thought this was kind of fitting.
I'm of Dutch descent
and Anne Frank was a Dutch citizen.
"A Touch of Dutch"
We had a lovely day together.
It was nice to see the show after the exhibit.
After the show, we had a delicious dinner in Woodstock ON,
and then on to visit my folks for a couple of nights.
I will leave you with this,
Peace and joy to you!
Have an awesome day
and live your life to the fullest.
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