A Mennonite Wall Clock as Steampunk
A Currency Better than Rubles
‘My favourite clock [in the exhibit] was the “Cadillac Clock” because it looked like it was from steam punk [sic].’
My Little Clock Story
According to Mary, Peter received, among other things, five Kroeger clocks in payment for his property. Did Peter consider the clocks a better currency than rubles, especially in the new country he was headed for?
Three generations of my family lived in Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union, which is where my grandparents got one of the Mennonite Kroeger clocks. It travelled with them all the way to Paraguay as refugees in 1930.