WARNING! Lots of photos!!!
Old coin made into pendant, belonged to my grand grand grand mother. Year 1872.
(This is only about my mother's grandmother's family.)
Today I went to see my mother's mother, Gabriela, and borrowed from her some of the old family photos. I scanned most of them and I will now post here the ones I found to be the most interesting ones. I will also write some informations about her family:
- in the 15/16th century, my grandmother's family was very rich. One of the male members of the family was awarded and promoted by Matthias Corvinus. Later, other male member fell in love with a poor girl and he decided to marry her - as a result he was disinherited and thus became very poor. The other part of the family, that he left behind, remained rich and they still are - even today they still own several big properties. When my mother and grandmother visited them some years ago (just to share with them what we found about families history), their behaviour was very coldhearted.
- one of my grandmother's brother died only a few months old, during the war. They had almost nothing to feed him with. As a result he fell ill and died. When we visited grandmother's village 7 years ago, I saw his grave.
- my grandmother's father served in war and was captured and placed in concentration camp. He survived.
- after one of the attacks on my grandmother's village (it was an air raid), her grandmother went out to check if everything is safe. One of the aeroplanes came back and started to shoot at her. She survived only thanks to the trees. She began to run and hid under their crowns. Brave Grand grand grandmother.
My grandmother's mother, Štefania Kováčová, born Hollosy. She was 16 years old when this photo was taken in 1920.