coming out of my shell

coming out of my shell

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Our first great grandchild

Our new (and first!) great-grandbaby was born a few days ago. All went well, and she is home now. She lives far from us, in the frozen northlands. However, her mother and grandmother keep us posted with photos and videos. I don't think she could be more beautiful, by the way. We fell in love with her long before she was born.

I'm happy to live in the modern world, where photos and videos are quick and easy to share. This beautiful child is in my husband's genealogical line, so I've been busy the last few days going through old photos of his family as far back as I can find. Most roads lead back to Ireland, the UK, and Germany in my husband's family.


I have to wonder about the ancestors who endured their children moving to the U.S. How hard it must have been to wonder and wait long months for a letter informing one that new grandchildren and great grandchildren arrived. 

Here is an article about her 5th great grandmother,     Teresa (Solomon) Enders.  She was born in Deggendorf, Germany in 1825. Although she died in 1910, this article using her photo was published in 1927. 




25 comments:

  1. A Bavarian ancestor! This child will blossom.
    Congratulations and welcome!

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  2. As a grandmother, I'm thankful we don't have to dress like that anymore.

    And congratulations!

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    1. A great-grand baby - how exciting! Yes, it's strange to look back to my childhood when communications were so slow and laborious and expensive. And my dad would take black and white photos on his old Kodak Brownie and take them to the chemist to be developed!

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  3. Congratulations on your first granddaughter. How wonderful to to have four generations of women in your family.


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  4. A strong woman. A footnote to "dressing like that": everyday wear probably was a little lighter. Best of all, the first layer was a corset, and w/o underwear, it meant merely lifting skirts to piddle.
    A great grandchild! How wonderful. I am more impressed than by the picture of the strong woman.

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    1. Interesting that women in that day and age would wear bonnets in the house.

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  5. Congratulations! You will love being a Great-Grandmother. I think it is a wonder tht the babies in a family keep getting prettier with each generation.

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  6. This is such good news! Four living generations. Yaayyyy!

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  7. Congratulations on the new great-grandchild! It's always interesting to delve into genealogy. I love that article -- especially the picture. What a great find!

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    1. Thanks. My mother-in-law was always interested in genealogy and had a lot of good "stuff" to peruse.

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  8. Congratulations to you and the family. Wow, great-grandma! I love that you have an article that old. What a treasure that is.

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    1. Thanks. And yes, the article is a treasure.

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  9. Congratulations on your new great-granddaughter!

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  10. Pretty poor musical tack for mothers, except for old Brahms and he comes forty-third on the list.

    You would have thought "What a friend we have in Mother" would be regarded as blasphemous, substituting Mum for the Deity. I have suggested VR (a grandmother among other rather more important things) acquires one of those chintzy caps for when she knits. Or is it embroidery? VR can do both.

    She gave me such a stare.

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    1. hahaha. I'm glad to hear that VR can keep you in line.

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  11. Welcome to your new member of the family. How wonderful - I've only just made it to being a grandmother!

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    1. Thank you! And congratulations, nothing better than being a grandmother.

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  12. Very cool about the ancestor in the article. And congrats on the new great grandchild!

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