Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"M Nagrobek Wtorek" (Tombstone Tuesday)

Ojciec (Father)
Ludwik Sawicki
My Great Grandfather
Digital Photo owned by P. Taylor

Matka (Mother)
Stanislawa Sawicki
My Great Grandmother
Digital Photo owned by P. Taylor
*** A little note here.... Creative Gene has inspired me with all of her Polish ancestry and posts! She brings her Polish ancestors to "life" with the stories, pictures, and history she shares with us so very often. Because of these stories and so many resources she has shared I have decided to work a little harder on researching my Polish ancestors, their history, and heritage.
My Great Grandparents and many of their children are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois. It is a beautiful cemetery. The employees in the office are extremely helpful too!
I hope that I have that Polish translation correct....M Nagrobek Wtorek -I surely hope that says Tombstone Tuesday...let me know if I've got it wrong.

1 comment:

Jasia said...

I'm so pleased to know that you've found inspiration in my blog! As you know, I am passionate about my Polish heritage. I'm really looking forward to following your research as you look for your Polish ancestors. Who knows? Maybe you'll discover we're related! Wouldn't that be cool?!

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!