"I retired last year after 16 years as a night nanny; I've stayed nights with families all over Memphis so that new parents could get a little sleep. I used to say, 'I sleep around from Harbor Town to Germantown' -- (*laughs*) --with newborns of course! I have a suitcase full of pictures of babies and me together. I think God gave me something special for the little ones."
Konnie Daniel hails from the part of Czechoslovakia that was annexed by Germany during World War II. The picture (below right) that she brought to America from her homeland is part of the What I Kept exhibit on display March 14 - July 2, 2015 at the University of Memphis Art Museum. This exhibit features the treasured objects (and the stories behind them) of women who immigrated to Memphis from around the world. What I Kept is curated by Penny Dodds Karwacz and photographed by Jason Miller:
The following narrative appears with Konnie's keepsake in the exhibit:
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