Thursday, October 22, 2009
Remembering those who came before
This is a photo of my Great Grandmother and Grandfather. Valentine and Julia were married in Poland on October 28th 1916. Very often marriages took place before winter in the area where they came from. That makes sense to have someone to go through the winter with to keep you warm!
I am fascinated by this photo because of my Grandmother's wedding gown. There are herbs and foliage sew into her gown. I have never seen anything like it before. My Great Aunts told me rosemary was used and other herbs. They are hard to make out from the photo. Rosemary for remembrance. So your husband would not wander he would remember his love. Good idea in my opinion. Anyway, I thought I'd share this and if anyone has a similar photo of family I'd love to here all about it.
Valentine and Julia went on to have five children. My Grandmother being one of them. I never got a chance to meet them. Great Grandmother lives on through me in the recipes that have been handed down to me. My sons share some similar features with my Great Grandfather Valentine. Don't you just love that name it was passed down several times. I hope you all have a wonderful day!