sobota, 26 marca 2011

My mom Iza - part IV

So we came to hot summer of 1939, last days before WWII. The international situation was getting hot and my grandpa Jozef was called-up to the army. He moved his family near their family town Lublin to a village Ostrow (or it was rather a very small town). He left his wife and daughter with her sister Lucyna (see the post from January 25th). 
The first picture shows both sisters with their daughters - left is Feliksa with my mom, right is Lucyna with Hanna, born 1938. As I wrote in the previously mentioned post Hanna, my aunt, resembles her mother very much.
From the left: grandma Feliksa, mom Iza, my aunt Hanna and her mother Lucyna
Left Hanna, right Iza
In front of the village house - first from the left is Lucyna's husband, sitting in the middle Lucyna with Hanna,
sitting at the bottom my mom and Feliksa. I do not know the other people.

And here my grandpa Jozef already in the army suit - suppose last moment before he left his wife and daughter.
My mom seems sad that dad is leaving. Grandpa is smiling. What was behind? Real soldier or just a smile for good memories in any bad case? Nobody can tell now.

sobota, 19 marca 2011

My mom Iza - part III

As I still find some new pictures of my mom I decided to divide them into two posts. So this week we are still in spring of 1939 in Pleszew. The same garden which appeared last week. Nice, warm weather. Nobody suppose how the fall will look like.
I suppose the bag belongs to my grandma, and my mom loves to carry it. At least my sister behaved this way ;-)

My grandma and my mom - three years old in all the pictures

My mom with a girl - friend - holding her hand and looking into her eyes.
I suppose the same girl which was on a motor-bike in a previous post.
Next week we will see the last month before WWII.

piątek, 11 marca 2011

My mom Iza - part II

Last week I presented first two years of my mom's life - till she lived in Sambor with my grandparents. May 1938 they moved to Pleszew - smaller town, then Polish and in Ukraine nowadays. But let's start with two photos I like but I do not exactly know when and where they were taken.
And this week the post is quite short. Next week I will add more pictures of my mom till September 1939.
My mama in pyjama - suppose 1938
My mom with her parents, Jozef and Feliksa

And above one more picture stlii from 1936 from Sambor - my grandma with her friend and my mom

And below three pictures from Pleszew (how to pronounce it? ;-))
My mom riding - spring 1938

Which one is faster? A horse or a motorbike? (Mom in a back)

For comparison - my grandma with the same motorcycle

czwartek, 3 marca 2011

My mom Iza

Though I have some photos from ealier years I still need to find more info about persons presented there. Thus I decided to show my mom early years.
My mom is a daughter of Jozef and Feliksa, presented here several times, together with their families. She was born in 1936, her godfather being Czeslaw from my post below. First I present some pictures taken in 1936 in Sambor, where Jozef i Feliksa stayed then. Jozef worked there in a prison service so he took his new wife with him. And Sambor is a small town, till 1939 in Poland, then taken by Soviet Union, now in Ukraine.
They stayed in Sambor till May, 1938 when Jozef was moved to nearby Pleszewo to take a position of a Chief of Pleszewo Prison.

All pictures below were taken in Sambor, or rather its neibourhood.
First picture taken in 1936

Also 1936 - my grandmom and my mom

1937 - I suppose happy time for a kid

1937 - Jozef, Iza and Feliksa

1937 - Feliksa nad Iza

1937 - Iza and maybe her lovely toy

1937 - Feliksa with Iza - fantastic baby - carriage

1937 - sweet lying on the grass
1937 - winter time - sledge of the type which is still sold in Poland, though not so popular nowadays - 80 years ago
They stayed in Sambor till May, 1938 when Jozef was moved to nearby Pleszewo to take a position of a Chief of Pleszewo Prison - I've got an original document. So next week I present second part of a short, happy time of my mom's childhood.