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Permalink 12:04:16 pm, by sue Email , 164 words   English (CA)
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Photo Hunters - share ANY photo

In keeping with the upcoming Mother's Day I thought I would share this photo with you.

Ida Schmidtke age 16 and her brother Theodore age 14. Circa 1928; Vohlynia, Ukraine.

Ida was my grandmother. Her brother Theo who she is pictured with above died during WWII. Their mother died in childbirth, and from a very young age Ida took over the Mother role for her little brother.

My Oma as we called her passed away at the age of 92 here in Toronto. Her dying words were to call out for Theo who had passed on so long ago, and across the world, but who she said she could see from her bed in the nursing facility that she called home in the last couple of years of her life. This is something that profoundly affected myself, and my Mom, Ida's daughter.

Happy Photo Hunting, and to all the Mom's out there I hope your Day is a wonderful one. :D




Comment from: satkuru [Visitor] Email ·
that's a great take on theme for this week. i personally love the way you connected the photo and the short biography of your grandmother with the upcoming mother's day and the story is simply touching.

you have a great weekend ahead
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Comment from: Vic Grace [Visitor] Email ·
How lovely to have this priceless picture of them. I am sure it was very meaningful to be by her bedside as she passed. I have never had that experience.
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 13:36
Comment from: pat [Visitor] Email ·
Love the photo and the story to go with it. What a nice tribute to your grandmother.

Happy Weekend.
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 13:47
Comment from: Penelope Anne [Visitor] Email ·
What a wonderful photo to share this weekend. I love it.
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 15:00
Comment from: mari [Visitor] Email ·
that is such a sweet post.

happy mother's day to you, sue!
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 16:49
Comment from: jams o donnell [Visitor] Email ·
What a perfect choice for Mother's Day weekend (the UK one was in March) Have a great weekend
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 18:05
What a wonderful photo and so well chosen for this week. My parents were both born in Russia. The look and feel of the photo is like many of our photos from Russia...
Have a great weekend.
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 18:30
Comment from: Carver [Visitor] Email ·
That's a wonderful photograph to have and thank you for sharing something of your grandmother with us. What a powerful connection she had with her brother.
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 18:32
Comment from: snapcatch [Visitor] Email ·
great photos for photohunt entry!!! mine's up too hope to see there!
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 19:10
Comment from: ann [Visitor] Email ·
I love old pictures and when there is a story to go with it... all the better!! Loved this post!!
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 19:44
Comment from: Panaderos [Visitor] Email ·
Great shot of your grandmother and thanks for sharing it.

Happy Mother's Day!
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 20:40
Comment from: sarge charlie [Visitor] Email · http://http//www/
I love the photo and the tribute to your grandmother
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 22:44
That's a great photo! happy Mother's Day. :)
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 22:54
Comment from: Huey [Visitor] Email ·
I like the way you connect the photo and the story. And that's a lovely story. Very memorable one.
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 23:08
What a neat story!
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 23:16
Comment from: Crazy Working Mom [Visitor] Email ·
Wow, what a beautiful shot and a great idea for this week's open theme on Mother's Day weekend.

Happy Hunting!
PermalinkPermalink 05/09/08 @ 23:44
I love old photos and this one is just great! Have a great weekend!
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 00:13
Comment from: Leslie [Visitor] Email ·
This is a wonderful tribute and I know you will relate to my post today, too. :D
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 00:23
Comment from: marcia [Visitor] Email ·
cool picture
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 00:41
Comment from: genny [Visitor] Email ·
cute one and interesting. happy hunting!
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 00:58
Comment from: jmb [Visitor] Email ·
What a great photo and wonderful story. They were coming together again. Have a great weekend.
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 01:15
Comment from: Sweeta [Visitor] Email ·
What a nice story and I love the B W photo.
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 02:38
Comment from: Blur Mommy [Visitor] Email ·
That is a priceless photo. Happy Mother's Day to you.
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 02:54
Very touching tribute. So many of that generation lost their lives. Great photograph.
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 07:21
Comment from: Hootin' Anni [Visitor] Email ·
Excellent Sue!! I love the old photos and all the remembering that goes with it. This is one terrific share once again.

Tomorrow [the 11th] we celebrate 40 years of marriage. Today I have some photos of our wedding day - 1968 for the photo hunt theme!
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 07:41
Comment from: YTSL [Visitor] Email ·
Thanks for sharing the lovely photo and equally, if not more, lovely story of your grandmother. :)
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 08:47
Comment from: deb @ Sugarfused [Visitor] Email ·
Your story about your Oma really touched my heart this morning.

That's a lovely, and I'm certain, a very much treasured photo.

Thank you for sharing it :)

Have a great weekend!
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 09:25
Comment from: bingskee [Visitor] Email ·
that's one old pic and beautiful, too!
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Comment from: Lifecruiser [Visitor] Email ·
Such an interesting photo. From 1928 you say... it's like history time or going back in time. I love old photos!

Thanks for stopping by :-)
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 13:18
Comment from: WillThink4Wine [Visitor] ·
I can't begin to tell you how much I love this post! Happy Mother's Day!
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 14:18
Comment from: june [Visitor] Email ·
You're lucky to have this photo. Loved looking into it before and after reading their story.
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 15:14
Comment from: storyteller [Visitor] Email ·
Thanks for sharing this lovely old family photo and story. Mine’s up at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,
PermalinkPermalink 05/10/08 @ 19:54
Comment from: tnchick- [Visitor] Email ·
Wow, what is even more amazing than the story is the fact you have that truly awesome (and looks to be in great shape) photo!!
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