Weekly Photo Challenge: Share a photo of “Family.”
This is mom’s family.
Led and loved by two German immigrants.
Mom often refers to her mother as “a saint” for cooking, cleaning and raising thirteen children,
and for taking care of her husband.
When mom talks about her father, she speaks of his work ethic and the wine he made in the basement.
Mom also reflects on the garden that helped feed this brood
and the brother that was a POW during WWII.
Mom mistakes me for her sister Jeanne, with whom she was very close,
the memories of the nearby train track, sledding down the hill, and a Catholic upbringing swirling in her head.
Mom is the sole survivor of this large family.
She is third from the right, back row.
For the photos of others’ family, click here.