IT’S MOTHERS DAY!
And here’s my salute to all the historic mothers in my family tree of which I actually have photographic evidence.
Starting with the maternal side of the tree..
Anna Rosalia the First – My Great Grandmother in a photo taken about 1888. She was born in Poland and immigrated to Saint Louis with her mother and father and a half-dozen brothers and sister.
Next, Helen Louise my grandmother in a photo taken about 1940. She was born in 1890 in Saint Louis, the first of seven siblings. Her father was a successful businessman owning both a livery stable and a funeral home.
I have no idea when it was taken, but it doesn’t make any difference. because my Grandmother was a blond and she never looked any different as long as I knew her.But on Mothers Day, this is the photo I always remember. Yes, boys and girls, my MOM was really Princess Leia! But I didn’t know that until they made the movie.