Remembering Sister Mary Sigmunda F.S.P.A.
(Mary Magdalene Nieland)
as told by Lorraine Nieland Starman to
Kay Davis, November 2001
I have always liked old things and even the
ranch style house we built in 1974 (Tony did most of it) I have
furnished in Victorian and antique looking things. I have a china
doll with 3 outfits' hand made by Sister Sigmunda that she gave
me as a child. She paid $0.69 for it and an antique dealer offered
me $40.00 for it a good number of years ago. I will not sell it.
Mom did not allow me to play with it, as it would break. She kept
it in her cedar chest and would let me look at it once in awhile.
When I was married she gave it to me and I kept it in my cedar
chest until we moved into our home here. Now I have it on a high,
cherry wood bookcase in the living room under a glass dome. It
is about 8 inches tall. Thank you Mom and Sister Sigmunda!
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