Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sentimental Sunday: My Blog Header

 Just a quickie post here to identify people in the new blog header I put up a few months ago.  Click on the image to view it in a larger format.  I created this collage using PicMonkey.  I've used all these pictures in previous blog posts.
I tried to put the photos in reverse chronological order, but got messed up a little at the end.  From left to right:

1)  My parents, Geraldine Margaret Guokas and Frederick Henry Pape, on their wedding day in Houston, Texas, September 11, 1954.

2)  My paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Florence Massmann and Paul Robert Pape, outside the front door of their home at 2093 West Lunt Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, probably in the late 1940s
3)  Mark's parents, Jewel Moore and Francis Edward Gresham, on their wedding day in Corpus Christi, Texas, October 26, 1940.

4)  One set of my maternal great-grandparents, Levi Marion Shelton and his wife, Sarianne Spikes.  It was taken in Louisiana sometime in the 1920s or early 1930s, before 1935.

5)  My maternal grandparents, Sara Melzina Wolfe and Charles Peter Guokas Jr., outside the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas, during their honeymoon in late July, 1926.

6)  One set of my paternal great-grandparents, Gertrude Kramer (or Cramer) and John Pape, outside their home at 1043 Sherman Avenue in Evanston, Illinois, probably in December 1918 or January 1919.

7)  The other set of my maternal great-grandparents, Charles (Kazimieras) Guokas Sr. and Elizabeth (Elžbieta Benevičiūtė) Banevich, in Houston, Texas, probably shortly before or after their wedding in January, 1900.

8)  Mark's maternal grandparents, Nancy "Nannie" Flora Jones and Tandy Clayton Moore, probably sometime after they married on August 7, 1901.

9)  The other set of my paternal great-grandparents,  Frederick Henry Massmann and Elizabeth Camilla Dienes, at their wedding on June 5, 1900, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, Illinois.

10) My paternal great-great-grandparents Jacob Pape and Elizabeth Gierse, taken in Germany probably in the 1860s.

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  1. I love your mother wedding dress, it is tasteful yet simple, and the satin fabric is beautiful.

  2. I have always loved the theme of your blog. The background fits so perfectly. The header is awesome and fits right in. Great job Amanda!