Inang's father bought her the machine in the picture in 1957, when she was 15 years old. Her son wrote that she has sewn as long as he can remember on this same sewing machine. What did she use that sewing machine for? She used it to earn money for her own education. She went on to have seven children of her own. I'm sure she sewed many things for her kids on the sewing machine. She continued to earn a living on the machine to ensure those seven children also got an education. The machine has been hers for 58 years and she put eight people, including herself through school on it.
Isn't that just an inspiring story? Thank you to Inang and her son for allowing me to share the story and to her son's friend for sending me the story. I can't wait to share more stories with you in the coming weeks.