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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Grandma

Today is June 27, 2013.  It would have been my grandma's 109th birthday.  She was born on June 27, 1904 and died February 22, 1988.  She was the oldest daughter in a large family.  She had an older brother who died when he was only one year old and another brother who died when he was eleven. Tragedy occurred often in the early 1900's.

Grandma as a baby.

Grandma is standing up in back behind her mother.
We figure from the approximate ages of the kids, grandma is about 12 years old in this family photo. 

Then in January of 1994, my parents moved into my grandparents house.  They started doing some insulating and remodeling.  When they went into the attic they found this photo of grandma. The attic was nearly empty, but the picture was sitting back in the corner.  No one had ever seen it before and have no idea when or why it was taken.  She looks quite young and is wearing a homemade dress.  The photo was in an oval frame with curved glass.  I never knew how to get it out of the frame without damaging it.  There are many of my cousins who would love a copy.  So recently I thought with the new technology, I would just try to take a picture of the picture.  I then cropped it.  I think it turned out pretty well.  I may have to work on it a little more before I send it to Walgreens.

Happy Birthday Grandma Ellen Dux