Louisa (Rausch) SAND (Grandma's mother) died in 1921, but I think she's in this picture too. The formal pic isn't as convincing as the Sand family pic, but this HAS to be her, top left. So the year was 1919 or 1920, and Grandma was 37. These would have been women from the west side of Buckman, since there are at least three Sands in it...and possibly four, if the lower right woman is Lena (Sand) Block (inset pic is from Grandma's wedding in 1910).
I think grandma's sister Veronica is there too, sitting on the grass next to the nectar pourer. Around this time, she married John Wintermeyer and moved to St Cloud. The inset pic of her is from 1946.
Note added almost a year later: First, the lower right woman is not Lena Block, according to Uncle Tony Hesch. He said she was always "sorta skinny" until her old age, so cancel that one.
Added November 2012: The front row right woman was probably Elizabeth, Charlie Sand's wife, from Wenachee, Washington! We know they came home to visit at least once--and she matches the other photos we have of her. Cool, huh?
According to Jeannie Marshik tho (see post on June 30th, 2010) the woman top right is probably Lena Dengel Mueller....(thanks Jeannie!)
AND, Larry and I were perusing this photo again tonight, and realize it could easily have been a wedding, where Louisa, Anna and Lizzy did the cooking, and the others were servers. Whew--remember when being asked to serve at a wedding was considered an HONOR?? LOL...I do, and I useta have the sheer aprons to show for it, too!
Isn't this about as COOL as it gets?? WOW.
THANKS again to Judy and LARRY...and Jeannie ☺