My mom has been digitizing a lot of our family photos and this week she posted some of my favorite photographs of my Great-Grandpa Otto and Great-Grandma Elise (or Granny). They are so beautiful and inspiring I had to share them.
This photo is from their wedding in Chicago. I love my granny’s dress and their cake is so sweet. I wish someone still had their cake topper.
They were so fashionable, even by today’s standards. My mom remembers Grandpa always in his suits and granny looks like a movie star in her fur coat and hat. I wish people still took photographs like this.
I love this pair of pictures. I think my granny looks so beautiful and serene and Grandpa Otto look so handsome.
unfortunately, I was never able to meet my great-grandfather. But my Granny was alive when I was born and she loved me to pieces. One of my mom’s and my most cherished possessions is a video of Granny telling her immigration story with me on her lap.