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    that is a wonderful and interesting story ,, thank you for sharing it

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    that is such a great story. So glad you were able to send him some templates. How that must have warmed both your hearts. God for you.

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    Jacquie, that was a wonderful thing that happened. Nothing is a coincidence, at least that is what I believe. My husband had just yesterday received a large packet from the military from when his dad served, but passed away a couple of years ago. My husband is very active in genealogy. Thanks for sharing this with us, and the pictures.

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    That is awesome.

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    I LOVE this story, and I love that you are blessing Dave with some of his grandfathers templates. Bless you for sending those templates to Dave.

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    The internet has made our world so much smaller. I, too, can't remember how I lived without it.

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    That is so cool that he could find you just by doing a search about his name. Awesome. So sweet of you to send them to to Dave.
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    That is so neat of a story. Thanks for sharing.
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    Wonderful. My MIL would have loved that story, she was really into genealogy.

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    what an interesting story. A reconnection with history
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    You are one of the most interesting persons I have ever run across! It seems something is always going on around you. Such fun!!! Thanks for sharing another great story!
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    This is a such a good story. Thanks for sharing it.

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    I am a sap, but that story made me cry. How wonderful. I'll bet he never thought his search would bring such a wonderful result.

    What a blessing you were for him.
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    Only live for today, for it is a gift, that is why it is called "the present."

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    How wonderful for both of you!!

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    That is so awesome! I'm so glad you were able to send some back to him. Thanks for sharing this great story
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    Makes me all warm and fuzzy feeling. Thanks for sharing.
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    What an awesome story! And bless you for sharing the templates back with him. What a legacy for his family!

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    That is so cool!
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    The internet sure makes it a smaller world.
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    How fun!! You both learned something and gained some fun history.

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    Truly awesome story!!!
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    What a lovely story and how nice those templates came full circle
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    I think it is fantastic that the grandson was able to find you and even more fantastic that you still had some templates and were willing to send them to him. What an absolute gift!!! My Dad built a mountain dulcimer and then sold it. Boy, would I love to be able to find that and buy it back. Thanks for posting this heart warming story. With all the "bad" news out there, it was great to read this piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    Many months ago, perhaps a year or more even, I posted for sale some metal template sets. I listed them by the name on the paper inside of the packages "Roy Daniel, Tinsmith" they say.
    Well, a few weeks ago I got the strangest PM message about those templates.
    Here is what the young man wrote to me:
    metal templates

    I was doing a search under my grandfathers name, Roy Daniel and I was brought here. I lived with him and his wife Inez in Camden, Maine for almost 2 years. This was between 1982 and 1984. I was around 14. Inez made quite a few quilts and many people had asked Roy to make them some more permanent templates. I worked in his shop after school and on the weekends. I may have been the guy who glued the sandpaper onto the back of the ones you have. After gluing the paper and trimming the excess, I punched the pieces & wired them together. I remember the colored paper that would get put into every bag with the design on the front.
    He was also known for making colonial tin pieces such as chandeliers, candle holders, snuffers, decorative mugs, and many other pieces.
    He also sung in a barbershop quartet at his church. He would sing a lot of the old songs while working.
    If you ever wish to part with a couple of patterns, please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Dave

    Well, turns out that I did still have a couple of sets of these templates and as we speak a little set of twister templates is on their way to Dave's house to be reunited with him and add a piece of his family history back into his life!

    How cool is that? All because he googled Roy's name and my sales ad came up in that search!

    how cool that now we ALL have a little more insight/history about the wonderful tinsmith who helped keep quilting alive with his wonderful templates!
    That is really cool!

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    Lovely story, thanks for sharing. Quilter1234

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