Tuesday, July 14, 2009
my grandma Rose
Grandma is holding the baby...my uncle Johnny.
My cousins went to NYC to Ellis Island ... they found my grandma's name.... Rozalia Balaban Doseff.
I feel so PROUD!
Grandma Rose was from Czechoslovakia, coming here when she was a young woman. She already had my Aunt with her first husband who had passed away. She must of been married to my grandfather because his name was Doseff...he was always known as "the Gypsy". I spent a lot of time with grandma growing up. She had survived the Great Depression so she was a hoarder who hid money and food around the house. I remember her as being a good Catholic woman.
How many people can say they saw proof of their kin coming through Ellis Island!!