Saturday, February 11, 2012

When Olga Met Harry

This one is so sweet - I wish I had a heart-shape I could have used.

Don't you just LOVE their matching shoes? I wonder if it was on purpose or accidental.

The other couple with them is 'Auntie' Rosalie Wrysinski and 'Uncle' Frank Wrysinski. Rosalie was Olga's best friend for more than 50 years.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Teenager Olga

I love this first one in the black bonnet. The originals of these are wallet sizes. If you click on the pictures, they open up expanded so you can really see them.

They say your eyes never age. It's kind of spooky seeing my dear Granny's eyes in this very young lady. The left-most pic has writing on the back: Olga Alice Kobza, 2647 W. Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL. The middle one has: Taken December 7, 1933 Saturday (which makes her 18 here)

...isn't the outfit in the right-most picture a little racy for the time? Who knew Granny had such nice legs!?! Look closely at the water picture too. It's hard to make out the faces, but someone has her foot in the air - is that Olga or Millie?

Friday, February 03, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Olga Project

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since we said goodbye to Grandma Olga. I can't believe I've had her memorial pictures on my todo list that long too. Now that the planets have aligned (the scanner's working, the kids are listening, etc.) I'm finding that I need some help. I'm going to post the pictures I have here as I scan them. If you have any information (names, dates, events) that I could add to each picture, please post it in a comment so I can include it in the book.

At first I was thinking it would just be a book of pictures but you really can't have an old picture without a story to go with it right? So let's see what we can come up with and if you have any pictures, could you send them to me? Also, what will the title of this book be? Do you like, "Just Olga" or "Olga Beck" or something else??

So, here's the first picture - this may turn out to be the cover. I really like it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Testing: Do not lose heart...

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18, New King James Version)