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                Alex I Askaroff

Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors. He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide. Over the last two decades Alex has been painstakingly building this website to encourage enthusiasts around around the Globe.


One night I had a fitful sleep and in the restless hours I had this dream






It was a tear that fell from heaven,

And as it lay upon the fresh earth

A child happened to look into its mirrored light

He saw a reflection of his soul.

A young clear soul full of hope,

Hope for all the fresh faced youth.

But the tear that had fallen from heaven

Had come from the cheek of an angel.

She had seen mans brutality and cried,

Then flew into the heart of the burning sun.

Of this he knew not, and lifting her tear

 Took it to a quiet shady glade,

 Placed it upon the leaf of a wild flower,

Then blew it a kiss as he walked away.

Darkness fell, the glade in moonlight shone.

Pixies danced around the tear in sombre mood

For they knew the pain that it held within.

They gently raised it up back to heavens door,

Where a cupid carefully ran with it to God.

He in quiet reflection gazed upon the angelís tear,

And saw mans brutality, he reached for the sun,

To search for his fallen angel, but she was no more.

In a sudden fit of anger and rage,

He darkened the surface of our World.

The child stared up at the stars in wonderment.

In that instant God saw his mistake

And put the Universe back in proper order.

For with the innocence of every child

Lay's the hope for all mankind.


A I. Askaroff



  Well that's it, I do hope you enjoyed my little poem. I have spent a lifetime collecting, researching and writing these pages and I love to hear from people so drop me a line and let me know what you thought: alexsussex@aol.com.


News Flash!

Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age. The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century. For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.


All Alex's books are now on: www.crowsbooks.com

Both books, Sussex Born and Bred, and Corner of the Kingdom
 are now available instantly on Kindle and iPad.



Fancy a funny read: Ena Wilf  & The One-Armed Machinist

A brilliant slice of 1940's life: Spies & Spitfires

Alex's stories are now available to keep. Click on the picture for more information.


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