I feel so lucky to get photos and stories from relatives because of the blog. How else would we be able to share with each other if it wasn't for the internet?
This wonderful old photo showed up in my in-box this morning, from Krista in Saskatchewan. We know from news-flashes in the Buckman column (Pierz Journal) that the Joe Sand family visited Minnesota fairly often--partly because his parents lived in Buckman and Antonia's parents lived in Pierz. When the kids were little and Joe couldn't decide on where exactly to settle, Antonia took them every year, by train, to spend winters with her parents, the Posers, in Pierz. An eventual ultimatum made him decide ☺.
This must have been a later visit to Minnesota. (BTW, HERE are photos of three of these kids as adults, with Joe and Antonia, in 1958). It was always a photo-op when any of the family religious were home, right? Sr Severine was these kids' aunt. She was Joe's sib, and also grandma Lizzy's. Cool, huh?