June 30, 2016
Suburban Chicago, July 1962. There's a box from Madigan's, so it looks like someone brought a gift of clothing to my birthday party.
June 29, 2016
Location Uncertain, Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, about 1955. This family sent a snapshot to my paternal Grandmother, Tatjana. I don't know who these folks are.
June 28, 2016
Suburban Chicago, June 1980. Mr. Irene's paternal Uncle, Ignas, visits the Chicago branch of the family. He's at the head of the table. Mr. Irene's Mom sits on the far left, and Aunt Danutė takes charge of serving (even though she is not the party's hostess). Anthony sits to Ignas's left.
June 27, 2016
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Near Schweinfurt, Germany, February 26, 1949. Dad received this card shortly before he emigrated to the United States.
June 26, 2016
June 25, 2016
June 24, 2016
Sacred Heart Church, Melrose Park, Illinois, December 1958. My Godmother's husband must have taken this snapshot; recall Parents and Grandparents do not, in our culture, attend baptisms.
June 23, 2016
Penza, Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, Summer 1962. My paternal Grandmother Tatjana's younger sister, Natasha, wrote, "On our little terrace."
June 22, 2016
Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois, July 1992. The size of the festival's audience catches Mr. Irene's attention.
(Hey! I sewed Mr. Irene's folk costume.)
June 21, 2016
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June 18, 2016
Kačerginė, Lithuania, Summer 1940. Although it was a difficult summer, Jonė found reasons to smile.
Here's the original post.
June 17, 2016
June 16, 2016
Marquette Park, Chicago, Illinois, June 27, 1959. Here's another image from Martha's wedding.
June 15, 2016
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Sun Prairies, Wisconsin, June 14, 2016. Poppy's sister Josette gave birth last week to three pups.
Thanks to our friend Tom for making these photos available to us.
Venice, Italy, April 1984. I am carrying a bag containing a pocketbook Mom just bought. The leather beauty cost $45, and Mom considered the purchase a big splurge. She still carries it (she also continues to wear those black shoes).
The shops behind us are closing for lunch; one store has already put up its entry gates.
June 14, 2016
Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, about 1939. We don't know who died, but Mr. Irene's family saved this image of the entry to a home wake.
June 13, 2016
Suburban Chicago, October 1972. My paternal Grandmother, Tatjana, chats with Vytenis. Tatjana dozes again; she had narcolepsy. She wears the watch we bought for her in Switzerland.
June 12, 2016
June 11, 2016
June 10, 2016
Penza, Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, June 1969. My paternal Grandmother Tatjana's sister, Natasha, wrote, "Sashenka is fishing at our lake."
June 9, 2016
Marquette Park, Chicago, Illinois, January 18, 1959. Mr. Irene's Godparents, Martha and Anthony, admire the new arrival.
June 8, 2016
Kaunas, Lithuania, July 30, 1928. The American Consul to Lithuania (front row, third from left) and his wife (holding flower bouquet) leave Lithuania at the end of their diplomatic mission. The Consul wrote:
The official waiting room at the station was open in our honor and we met the people there who had come to bid us goodbye. All the diplomats and consuls came, including the Soviet charge d'affaires [Simon Rabinovich] with who we had never had official or social intercourse. All our other friends were of course also present ... Lily received large quantities of flowers and everybody wished us a pleasant trip. Mr. Smetona sent a beautiful bunch of roses with a young lady and one of the President's adjuncts. Photographs of the assembly with us in the center were taken. As the train pulled out, countless handkerchiefs were waving. We were deeply impressed by all these marks of affection and good will on the part of our Kovno friends. Lily broke out in tears as we crossed the Nieman railway bridge a moment later. ... We went to bed early in our two first-class compartments in the German sleeping car.Thanks to the Consul's Granddaughter for making this photo and narrative available to us.