These are old pictures from the F.W. Cornelius, Sr. and Edward J. Kostal families. These two gentlemen were my paternal and maternal grandfathers and I want to share these old photos with members of my family located around the country...and with my extended family in Austria and the Czech Republic.
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Dad and me (Christmas 1953)
Picture of Dad and me taken most likely around Christmas 1953. I would have been 16 months old at the time. The picture was taken in their Magnolia Avenue apartment in Chicago. We moved to the 'burbs in August 1955.
I asked my mother why I would have been wearing shorts and short sleeves in December in Chicago and she said that was the fashion of the day. I didn't know pneumonia was in style back then. :-)