It would be nice to know how my Father’s parents ( My Grandparents ) met. That information was never passed down. They didn’t meet at Church because they went to different churches. They must have met at some neighborhood function…they lived about a mile or two apart. They were married in 1911.
I unearthed a few old photos.
My Grandfather Sam, Grandmother Hilda, Great Uncle Ike and the rest of the people are unknowns. Visitors posed in front of the car they came in.
My Aunt Anna, Grandma Hilda and Grandpa Sam. Anna was their youngest child she was born in the Fall of 1935…Grandma would have been 46 years old and Grandpa was 45 years old. All together they had fourteen children; twelve sons and two daughters. My Aunt looks maybe about 12 years old..so that would date this photo to 1947 or so.
My grandmother wore a scarf or a huivi ( who VEE). I can almost smell the mothballs on my grandfathers wool clothing. Inside those pockets are where he kept the mints…large pink or white mints about the size of a quarter but thicker. After you greeted him in Finn Paivaa Paivaa ( PIE- Vah) and shook his hand you would get a mint…but just one.