My Aunt Anna had surgery a few weeks ago. She is recovering at home.
This was about 1936 when Aunt Anna was one year old. Aunt Marie (8 years old) is holding her. Uncle Arnold( 4 years old) is standing by. It looks like Aunt Anna is struggling with Aunt Marie…they were the only two girls in the family..but they had a bunch of brothers. If you knew my Aunt Marie..she liked to be in charge because she was the older sister..so seeing Aunt Anna as a child giving her the “what for” makes me smile.
I will guess that Anna was 10 to 12 years old in this photo that would make the year 1945 to 1947. That is her Mother and Father. (My Grandparents Y.)
Grandma has on her huivi ( scarf) and Grandpa has no tie. I am sure Grandpa is also wearing his long underwear as he wore them year round.
I think this is Aunt Anna’s High School Graduation Photo. So that would have been sometime around 1953…very near the time that her Mother ( My Grandmother) died.
My Dad and My Aunt Anna are the only children left in that family (12 boys and 2 girls). Dad will soon be 86 and Aunt Anna will soon be 77.
Aunt Anna will wear a body brace for about nine months until her back is completely healed. She cannot bend forward or backwards or from side to side. She cannot pick anything up off the floor or reach for anything over her head. When we visited with her last week we told her that she is just going to have to ask for help when she needs it.
In less than two weeks I will be done with work and I can go over and help out. I think “the cousins” were trying to work out some kind of schedule…there are enough of us. If we all pitch in it will work out just fine:)