The fifth of six children, you never need to guess what Ersima is thinking. Frank and opinionated, she could run a small country. Having had no opportunity to study past 2nd grade, her lack of education keeps her from having a job. Her father, being in prison indefinitely, was unable to attend her wedding, but since her husband beat her severely she fled from that home & now is divorced. Ersima’s table runners are hand embroidered with ribbon of her own design. A relative then assembles the product with an old fashion, foot-operated sewing machine.