Friday, May 8, 2009

Family History

This is a group of pictures on my living room wall.
So I thought I would share a little family history...
b o r i n g...I hope not.

Anna was my hubby's great-grandmother.
(died in 1923)

When all the family trunks ended up in my possession,
we found many laces and collars. Among them was the
one Anna is wearing in this picture.
I have even worn it on a special occasion.

Her son, Anton followed in the family
talent of music. There were opera singers
who traveled abroad, thus the many trunks
we now have. He wrote music...

until his untimely death from typhoid fever
at the age of 18 in 1895.

After his death the family had several
of his pieces published.
We also have the metal printing plates.

In 2004, our son Samuel, learned and
played Summer Idyls at his final piano recital.
Anton's music was heard again
almost 110 years later.

And as Paul Harvey used to say...
Now you know the rest of the story.



Mandala Michelle said...

More beautiful photos and what a sweet story.

marty39 said...

How fascinating. I love stories of family history and to have so many wonderful momentos is fabulous. How wonderful for you. Hugs, Marty

KBeau said...

Great post, Candy. AS you can probably tell from some of my posts, I love family history. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Boring? I think not!!!! I find it fascinating and so cool that you have that beautiful collar and have actually worn it! You should get a photo of yourself in it and frame it with the your blog!

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is truly fascinating. I have enjoyed reading your family history and the seeing the beautiful photo's. So amazing! I love the collar, so pretty, that is great that you have worn it.

zoe said...

So precious history of your family:)
What a beautiful collar you still keeping it nicely:)
Enjoy your lovely Sat!


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

How lucky you are for having these great pictures and treasures. To me Family History is so important.
Thanks for sharing..

Barb said...

Love the way you have the collar displayed. It is beautiful.
Have some at the store and that is a great idea.
barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Candy, how wonderful to have all that family memorabilia.

Dixie said...

Candy... you and hubby have preserved a wonderful family legacy for your son... how great is that!

Mary H said...

Hi Candy~~Loved your post today...I really enjoy family history and family memorabilia. Beautiful lace collar and nice you have been able to use that lovely piece yourself. Your display is very very nice. I can really appreciate family history and also share your love of that. Hugs, Mary H.

ceekay said...

This is an amazing and fantastic family story. I loved it and that Anton's music was heard after 110 years...that is way cool!