September 10, 2010

Generations on My Wall

A couple of years ago, a cousin of mine shared some wonderful old family photos with me, as well as all the information she had on my maternal grandparents and great grandparents.  I wanted to be able to remember these family ancestors who made my family possible, who struggled and came over to America, so that now my family enjoys the blessings I framed the photos in pretty gold frames and have a hall family display.
In the picture above, my great grandmother Victoria, and my great grandfather, Peter, are seated. My grandmother is the baby, and the boy is her brother.  The other two girls are cousins.  Victoria and Peter are both from Poland, near the Czech border.  They didn't meet until they were here in America.  Victoria came over to America, by herself, at age 16! What courage.  I want my children to see these pictures, and ask questions about them, and feel a connection to the past.
This is Victoria many, many years later, with her daughter (my Grandma), and two of her grandchildren.  My mom is the cute little one on the left.  Love you, Mom!
My husband's grandmother has a very interesting life story as well...and I'll have to share that another time!  Have a great Friday!

PS...Check out the neat giveaway at a blog I follow called Pioneer Beauty. It's for a very pretty Jane Austen book, Sense and Sensibility.
PPS...Another terrific giveaway is for a modest skirt from New Creation Apparel...check it out at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home.


Pioneer Beauty said...

Dear Jen,

I wanted to welcome you to Pioneer Beauty..I also wanted to thank you for coming over and joining the fun...the giveaway..I pray that your visits to Pioneer Beauty be blessed and your time sweet...
I enjoyed seeing your family photos I love old home is full of them of my own family and husband's family members...
May you have a blessed week and I look foward to visiting with you again..
In Christ

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