This is a snapshot of my Mother in 1949. There are very few photos of my grandparents barn, but there it is in the background.
Not sure where she was going, but she was wearing a coat, scarf, gloves, fancy hat that would never keep you warm and a pair of rubber overshoes. Mom was 20 years old in 1949. She may or may not have met my Father by the time this photo was taken.
My Mom will be 90 years old later this year.
Update: The barn was built in 1943 or 1944 by Fred Schmaltz and my Grandfather Albert. Before this barn there was another barn just east of this one that held 18 milk cows and 4 horses.
My Uncle Alfred was saving up to buy the cupola on top of the barn, he was killed in a car accident in 1947 and after that my Grandparents bought the cupola.
My Mom says, we always wore hats to church so that is probably where I was going.