Linda on March 26th, 2010

Today would be mom’s 88th birthday! In this 1942 photo, she is living in Detroit¬† and probably planning her June 1943 wedding. She is wearing the working girl’s fashion of the day–a tailored suit and blouse, which she most likely sewed herself. Like so many moms, she made a bigger deal out of our birthdays […]

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Linda on December 3rd, 2009

I don’t know whether this stein came from Germany-Poland or not. It was last in the possession of my great aunt, so at one time it belonged to her parents and grandparents who immigrated to the US in the 1880s.¬† But these ancestors were also in the saloon business in Detroit before and after prohibition. […]

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Linda on October 26th, 2009

Alice (Kazmiera) Jankauskas Orlikowski Marquette 28 October 1902 – 5 May 1992 My maternal grandmother, Alice Marquette, would have celebrated her birthday this week, so I chose to feature her tombstone today. She was born 28 October 2009 in Lithuania , a daughter of Francis Jankauskas and Marcijona Savickaite . Her birth name was Kazmiera […]

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