"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, April 30, 2010

Picture Memories - Part II

I present my great grandparents, Oscar and Elizabeth (Groden) Melcher.  Both first generation Americans born to immigrant parents from Germany and Ireland.  I'd like to step back in time to visit with them.  She passed away when I was only two;  I have a very vague recollection of visiting her in Salt Lake City, Utah ... I remember a beautiful decorative floral tin with a little knob on top that she let me play with ... my mother said this grandmother enjoyed watching boxing fights on TV (LOL).

They were married on March 21, 1903 in Madison, Nebraska ... residing the early years of their marriage in Osmond, Nebraska.


Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

How fun to have the photo and a memory like that. Thanks for sharing this.

Sandy said...

I enjoy all your old photos
of family. I have quite a
few myself. They are such
treasures to me, as I'm
sure yours are to you.

Pat said...

Oh my goodness...I can see your resemblance to your great grandmother! What a treasure!
I'm amazed at the effort people went to to have their family photos taken. I wish we were more like that today. We're lucky if we get the entire family together at once, let alone dressed so well!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,

Great post today - loved the photos of "my grandparents" - they look so regal. I'm so glad you are into our family history and I will try and relate any and all memories I have while the old brain is still functioning. Have a great day and know you are loved!

Jim said...

Hi M&M, I sure do like your old photos. They add an 'extra touch' to your anscestor tales.

I was born on our farm near Herman, Nebraska. That is 110 miles from Osmond. Mom had several relatives in Plainview, Nebraska.

Small world, :)

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
I too came here to comment on your great grandmother. I double clicked and studied the picture of her as well as one of you.
You've probably heard it many times before, but you are her "spitting image."
A marvelous lady for her ditto hat.

Anonymous said...

Impressive-looking people!

Good stock.

3 of my ggrandparents were immigrants, arriving in the 1880s.

I think they do 'speak' to us sometimes. I imagine that if you send a thought their way, it might get to them.


Mrs. Mac said...

It's funny how similar looks can skip a generation:)

Maggie Ann said...

Thats so nice! They look like very nice people too. What are you up too? Busy, I'll bet. =)