Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rainy and dreary and cold. And sick with a cold and trying to get the energy to do something besides surf the web.

I scanned some more photos from my Grandma's box of pictures. Unfortunately, these have no writing on them, other than the photographer's studio name and location in Germany. These would have been photos sent by relatives in Germany to her Mom and Dad, after they immigrated to the U.S. in 1880. So far the earliest letter from Germany that I have found is dated 1892. I really wish people had written on the back of the photos who they were. The only reason that we know who some of them are is because Mom sat down with Grandma and wrote down the names of the people that Grandma knew.
Here’s one of my Galaxy beads, done with Amy’s tutorial. I’m still trying to get the lovely swirls that she gets.
This is one of my favorite type of beads, done with another one of Double Helix’s silver glasses.
OK, off to the torch and try to get some beads made before getting Lukas up.

3 comments:

gaffergirls.com said...

gorgeous.. work..
HAPPY HALLOWEEN....
ready for winter?
mona & the girls

gaffergirls.com said...

ps... you are so lucky to have those pic's
you lucky lucky girl....they are so neat...
I would die to have some history like that to look and hold onto .... enjoy...

betsymn said...

What's funny is that I didn't even know they existed until about 2 months ago. My Mom died last winter, so this summer we've been down cleaning out her trailer house and the old farmhouse, which is where Mom stored all of grandma's stuff after she died. We found a box of photos of Mom when she was a kid in a dresser in her bedroom. She never showed those to us. I sometimes wonder why. What's fortunate is that at some point Mom sat down with grandma and asked her about the photos, and wrote on the backs of them who they were. That's the only reason we know as much as we do.

LOL, you don't know how to read cursive German, do you?

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