Great grandparents – would that we knew ya!

Tacoma November 1890

Tacoma November 1890

I had a dream one night where all of my ancestors came to call. My great-grandmother–they called her “big Hilda” seemed so stern, like the picture above, until she smiled. It was like the sun breaking through the clouds and lit up her face with joy. I’m sure that smile got her through many a rough time.

The picture of their wedding speaks to me: still unsmiling they stand, so erect. She is beautiful in her long dark dress and white veil. Her waist is cinched to an unbreathable size. They both look quite formal and official. It’s a lovely old photo of two very attractive people; I think I see the resemblance.


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