I remember going with Aunt Fronie to visit her at her house in Pierz, south on the street behind the church. We talked canning, and sauerkraut, and she named all the people in the family picture I brought along (the 1896 picture of the whole Mike Sand Family) while I wrote them down. I remember her talk was liberally sprinkled with German words, and I hadta keep asking 'What?' She did it purposely and got a big kick out of it, too.
I remember her being feisty and fun...and not inclined to put up with "dumb stuff". She had a quick mind and wit. I only wish I'd taken the time to know her better.