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.HelenBarylski001

Next, my mom, Anna Rosalia The Second. This photo was taken when she graduated from grade school.Anna Barylski 1927

And this one in the late 30s. She was quite a looker, and she had six very protective brothers.Anna Barylski 1935


And this was the last photo I took of her when she was 94.Anna Rose Edler

My father’s German side of the family tree apparently didn’t believe in photography, so this is the only photo of my grandmother, other than a few taken with a Brownie box camera.AnnaEdler

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.Mom1940But 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.


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on May 11, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The force is strong with that one. 😉

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