Tuesday, January 25, 2005

On Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson died Sunday at the age of 79. Although not a relation, my mother did have contact with Carson while they were both students at the University of Nebraska. I spoke to her Monday and posted her story on my other blog.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

In his Sunday best

Edward Kostal, my maternal grandfather. This studio portrait was probably taken in 1915 or 1916 before his military service in World War I.

Wedding Day -- Photo Three

Mom on her big day. My sister now has this dresser in her home.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Wedding Day -- Photo Two

Photo taken at my maternal grandparents' home in Ravenna.

Wedding Day -- Photo One

My parents' formal wedding photo! They were married on June 15, 1949 in Ravenna, Nebraska

Monday, January 10, 2005

The Vitalis years

Here's another exciting picture taken in front of my grandparents' house. In this case, we were visiting my maternal grandparents in Ravenna, Nebraska. I'm holding a prayer book so I'm guessing the picture was taken as we were preparing to attend Mass. Judging from my hairstyle, the photo was taken in the mid-1960s. Not sure why my sister isn't in the picture.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Summer vacation 1963

Here's a picture of us taken during the summer of 1963 outside my paternal grandparents' farm house in Madrid, Nebraska. My sister Sheila (six years younger) is in front. The picture did not scan very well, hence the small size.

I wish I could remember being so skinny. [sigh]