When my mother(MLFB-name withheld to protect privacy) was a little girl, her family drove up to Munising to visit Fenn family. Aunt Hattie was crocheting every day as older women often did then. She crocheted these 3 doilies out of string (all they had at the time) and gave them to my mother for her "hope box". Mom had a small box with just a few special items in saved for her future. From about the time when mom was on her own (18 yrs. old) until now (93 yrs. old), she has used these doilies without ever putting them away. They always reminded her of her aunt and grandfather Tully, who she traveled with. From her great-aunt Hattie, my mother passes these to a great-granddaughter. As told to me by my mother, CBR-name withheld to protect privacy)"
I am emotional just writing this. I look at these white doilies and envision my great grandmother's hands as she crocheted. Was she left or right handed? I crochet left handed. I haven't decided the best way to display these wonderful hand made heirlooms. They have been very well taken care of and are in excellent condition. Based on the age of Hattie's great niece, I would say they were made in the early 1930's.