Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers and Grandmothers (really old pics)

Happy Day to all the moms reading this today !

Hope you had a lovely day and that your children were all on their best behavior on this special day!!! :)

My mom is too far away for me to spend this day with her so thank you to the genius who invented SKYPE!!!!

Joyeuse Fete des Mères to my mom!  There she is with my dad in 1968!  This was on the famous boat called LE FRANCE.

Because it is Mother's day I thought I'd share pictures of my Grandmothers as well.

This is a picture of my mom's parents.  It is 95 yrs old (I am the lucky one out of 70+ grand kids who has the original).  It was taken on the day of their wedding.  It reminds me of "Little house on the Prairie" !

My grandmother was supermom...she had 16 kids.  No twins. No C-Section.  She went in labor 16 times.  Sadly, she died before I was born so I never met her.  Here they are after my uncles sitting on the chairs came home for WWII in 1945. (My mom is kid #15: little girl on the left)

And here 10 years later:
(My mom is in the back row in the middle making a silly face)

And here is my dad's parents after the war in 1945 in Hungary:
(My dad is the one next to my Grandfather)

My dad's mom is the only one out of my 4 Grandparents that I remember.  His dad died right after the war and my mom's dad passed away when I was 3 or 4.   My dad's mom came to visit us in Canada twice in the mid 80s and I went to see her in Hungary in 1992 after I graduated from College.

And this is me today with my kids!


Anonymous said...

So interesting!
What is your mother's mother wearing on two pictures, it looks something very religious and very formal?! Thanks if you care to answer. Best!

Jill said...

Those are great pictures, Caroline! LOVE old family pictures, I could look at them for hours. 16 kids? That is incredible. She could have had her own t.v. show...."16 kids and counting" had there been t.v. then. :)

Happy Mother's Day to you! Hope you had a great day!!!!

Gracie said...

Those pictures are treasures. And how sedate and behaved all 16 kids appear!

Terzah said...

Very cool pictures! This made me want to go find mine, but they're all in boxes.

Happy Mothers' Day!

Caroline said...

Anonymous: The woman in the religious clothes is my mom's sister and she is a nun..actually now she is a Mother Superior.

XLMIC said...

What a great lot of old family photos you have! How cool to be part of such a giant family! I know there are ups and downs to it...but I still think it's super cool :)

Hope you had a lovely mothers day :)

Black Knight said...

Beautiful memories of a beautiful family. Thank you for this post. I will do the same in my next one to remember mom (mamma) who passed away 11 years ago.

misszippy said...

What a great set of pictures! So nice that you have them. And is Mother's Day a Canadian thing too? Just curious--you get to celebrate it no matter what, though!

Kate said...

Neat pictures! My cousin sent me a disc of scanned old pictures. I love looking back at them. In one of them, my uncle looks almost exactly like my middle son. I'd have NEVER guessed that resemblance from the way my uncle looks now!

Hope your Mother's Day was just wonderful!

Colleen said...

What amazing pictures!!!! :)

Hope you had a splendid mother's day Caroline! :)

Boston Bound Brunette said...

Those are some amazing memories. Love the pic of you and the kids and the dog too!!