This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Selbst die Liebe stinkt!"

Growing up with three sisters and a brother, the practice of "primping" in the bathroom mirror was discouraged.  We were reminded that "Other people need the bathroom, too" (mom) and what sounded like "Selpt loept schtinct" from dad.  He mostly said it with a sigh of tolerance and humor. I don't remember any of us spending more than a few quick minutes fussing with our hair, and only one of us ever seriously got into make-up, and that was in her room.  (The cardinal sin there would be "putting it on with a trowel", and women who did were pointed out to us with a wry laugh). 
What brought this to mind was a few photos of dad's grandaughters when they were around 5 & 9 years old....they found a stash of old make-up and applied it MOST dramatically.

I would never hear the end of it if I posted them here.

What adages did YOU hear when you were growing up?

1 comment:

  1. ok, so send the fink by email so we can see the make-up extravaganza. btw, who was the sister who put on makeup in her room? Cookie? I have not remembered this wayward schwester, and I am ruling out Bruth.