Monday, November 15, 2004


This is an undated picture that was recently found of two of my great-aunts. The sister on the left is Anna Helebrant Smaha (1881 - 1959) and the sister on the right is Tonnie Helebrant Stanton (1883-1964). They are -- stay with me now! -- half-sisters of my maternal grandfather, Edward Kostal. I never knew Aunt Anna, but I did know Aunt Tonnie. In fact, my sister and I have inherited a lot of her old dishes, glassware and the like.