Monday 28 May 2012

For a Cup of Tea and a Piece of Homemade PIe

Philippa from Norwich sent me this image to share with you with its interesting story. She says: We found this embroidery on a recent visit to Stonegrave church, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. The details read "This embroidery was made by an Italian prisoner of war at Gilling East during or just after World War II. He gave it to Mrs Mabel Harrison of the Post Office Stonegrave for giving him a cup of tea and a piece of home-made pie when he visited the post office." I do have to say that home baked Yorkshire pies are the best in the world.... but I don't think that was simply the point. What value can you put on human kindness after all - it is beyond any price. After Mrs Harrison's death, her son gave the work to the church. Thank you very much for sharing, Philippa. I hope while you were up there you found a nice cafe with some home baked Yorkshire apple pie... and some custard on top, perhaps?