Friday, August 22, 2008

Here's Why I Love The Internet, Part 2:

I thought I would share just a couple more photos that my cousin John sent me (see previous post for background on this story). This first one is my Uncle Jack on his wedding day with Aunt Agnes. (Cousin John is their son. I know this is confusing; stay with me, people!) The second photo is my Aunt Agnes with, yes, the Lord Voldemort of the Weber clan, my grandfather, the one and only George Byron Weber, Ladies and Gentlemen! This is the fella who dropped all the kids off at the orphanage back in 1938 after my grandmother passed away. It's totally bizarre to actually see what he looked like after all this time! Not what I would have expected, but most of my family are strapping Irishmen, and this fella is... not. BWAHHAAHHAHAH! My dad used to call him the Filthy Kraut.

Ahhhhh... Family!





4 comments:

Kate said...

Filthy Kraut? Hahaha. I love old world racism. My mother-in-law says the world "polak" all the time, even though they are 100% Polish. It reminds me of All in the Family. Those photos are really cool.

Becky said...

Pretty fuckin' sweet. But if we find out your birth name was Jill, you're out.

Uncle Zeke said...

Wow... all that info, and NOT even utilizing the help of the LDS Family History Library! It's probably just as well... since the dear old gent who loaded the copy machines, one Arthur "Killer" Kane, passed away, it may have been a little tougher getting that information for you. I'm glad you connected with Cuzzin' John (I have one of those, too... he can string spaghetti up his nose, and out through his mouth... and turn his eyelids inside out... and we share the same birthday... ummm... enough about MY Cuzzin' John) and were able to get some pictures to put faces behind the names... even if they were named Der Filthy Kraut!

leigh in the sav said...

love this story, kate. all the drama! but - in all honesty - finding family and connecting dots is so rewarding. congrats!