Friday, April 3, 2009

photo friday


Today we are admiring my great-grandparents' engagement photo, taken in 1924 or so. I love her bobbed hair and dropped-waist lacy dress. And look! Great-grandma has my face shape! Or, I should say, I have hers. I love looking like her. She was strong, easygoing, and funny at the same time. When she drank tea, she'd lean over to me and say "Tea! Tea! Gotta pee!" It would crack me up every time.

She taught us how to swear in German, danced with the support of her cane when a good song came on the radio, and made the best chicken rice soup in the world. Oh, and a mean sauerkraut. It's been 24 years since she's been gone, and I still think of her every day.

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