This is the story of a girl. A girl dressed in blue who arrived to Willoughby, Ohio, in 1933, two days before Christmas. She had long brown hair and hazel eyes, and was gentle and reserved. The evening she came to the village, she stopped to sleep in a hostel and the next morning, with her suitcase in hand, she went to the station. She walked down the street, and gave everyone she met a warm and sincere greeting. The train passed her suddenly. The girl dropped her suitcase and ran to the train. A strong gust of wind, emitted by the speed of the train, swept over her and flung her body, light as a feather, on the gravel road. Passers ran to her but the girl in blue was already dead. There was no trace of any wound. Not a drop of blood. Her face was serene.
No one knew who she was. No one knew her name. And so it was for sixty years. The villagers took care of her, buried her body in the cemetery and engraved for her a tombstone that still says these words:
In Memory of the Girl in Blue Killed by Train December 24, 1933 “Unknown but not Forgotten”
Since then the girl in blue, mysterious and unknown, lies buried there. She rests in silence. It is said that there is someone who have heard a female voice coming from her tomb and that sometimes it was seen a girl dressed in blue standing in front of it, with her sad eyes fixed to bare stone. What is certain is that after her death fresh flowers always appeared on her tombstone. And so it is today.
In 1993 an article was written on the News Herald to commemorate her death and finally was discover the identity of the girl, whose family had arrived in Pennsylvania in 1901. Her name was Josephine Klimczak, but her brothers and sisters called her Sophie. Her memory is still honored with deep affection.
In her honor, I wanted to draw this pattern, to remember her with love and affection in this time of year dedicated to the dead.
This it a DIGITAL pattern. The PDF file contains the cover, the colors legend and the pattern Please visit my web site and download the free patterns ;) http://thelittlestitcher.blogspot.com/
Love the backstory and the pattern is wonderful.
2 days ago by Nicole Hyde
Comes with a nice story
Mar 10, 2017 by CharleneHoffman
I love the fact that there is a story with the pattern!!!
Jan 21, 2017 by craftysquirrel4
Her story was so sad, but also so heartwarming. I just had to buy this pattern...