Thursday, October 28, 2010

Family Photo Friday - Reinspired

So, the apartment is practically in shambles thanks to a little elf that likes to move things all.the.time and it's been the week from hell, BUT, look what I picked up when I was back in WY :-)

These two fabulous albums have an eclectic mix of Old Country photos as well as some pics from more recent cousins etc. The books had a slip of paper marked "Ron's Book" in them so I guess I should return them to dad at some point. I think maybe the paper was in a comic book and he slipped it into these gorgeous albums to keep me away :-) Photos in albums, even as poorly and oddly put together as these are, are far less intimidating to me than the boxes and piles of other pictures to which I'm determined to bring some sort of order, and failing miserably.

Anyway, Dad's letting me hold on to these albums for a while as I'm the one most likely to scan and share them, so here we go. As I was flipping through the album I came across this great picture. A little while later Grandma Elsie was flipping through the album and had the exact same reaction:

The twin on the left, looks just like his grandson does now, or more clearly, little Matt looks just like his grandpa Ron. The only difference is age as according to the back of the picture, Ron and Don were 32 months when it was taken :-). I'll try and get a good picture of Matthew's coy/shy/silly face this weekend so you all can judge for yourselves.

As I've probably noted before, the problem with many of these pics is that they are written in Slovenian. Google Translate helped me with this photo, but there's still a few hiccups.

Here the so called post an old picture that you will see a little pattern of notes out there when the crosshairs of course we dwell house is not visible when there is one crisis are now factory goods in another corner of the above cotton bookmark wave that little dot is a good way to Zbilje Quarter hours through gojzd to large dots. Zbilje not see

Basically, what I got is that they lived a ways from Zblije Quarter but somewhere where the picture is marked is where their house would have been. Now, if only the writer would have indicated whose house we're talking about. Maybe it's this one:

On the back in a similar style of cursive to the previous card:

"This is my notive(?) house in which you often go and in this house live my mother." - Poldi

Under this, in something closer to my grandma Jennie's handwriting but probably her mother's (Jennie Setina Majdic) it read:

"my aunt house / Poldi my cousin was born here. I use to play there"

And though I'm not certain this was also in front of the same house, there's something about our family lineage and proud pictures of dead pigs:

According to Google, here's a rough translation of the back:

Here we jazt butcher husband and two firefighter kuhorca. Painted 12 March 1954
And on the back of the picture below with oh, 6 family members, is only the text "toje Trine(?) Setina rojen l. 1866" and the last 3 words translate to "born in 1866". Then it lists the place it was taken very thoroughly as:
Zbilje it 55
Slovenijia Europe

And then there was this next photo which was taken in Pittsburgh, Kansas (which should theoretically limit the number of people it could be) and printed as a postcard. On the back it reads:

Hello John
tukej imas
anga yaneza
JS R.R. #1

I'm assuming J.S is Jennie Setina signing the card but the google translation of the Slovenian I could make out is "Here you have a greeting engagement Yañez"

And here's a photo I just adore. On the back it reads "Mare in Marje Setina" and was taken in 1955. I originally thought it might be my great, great grandmother (Marija Vhrhovnik Setina) and her oldest daughter, but the dates just don't make sense. So, my next guess is the older woman is Mary Setina (married Cuder), grandma Jennie's aunt. She would have been around 33 when the picture was taken. Based on another photo in the book, that is her daughter and she also had a son.

And finally, a picture just because baby bath pics are super cute and I have no idea who this is :-) Based on the fact it's in color, I'd guess it's one of Dad's cousins. Uncle Julius and Uncle Jerry only had boys and Uncle Jack only had girls. That leaves Uncle Bud or Grandma Jennie's families to claim this adorable pair. If it's Jennie's family I'd guess that's maybe Sharon and Ron but I'm not so certain it couldn't be a set of cousins . . . and then I'm back to not having a clue :-)


  1. review on the penultimate picture:
    on the back of the picture says "Mara and Marja Šetina" ... was recorded in 1955 in a field in Zbilje. It shows the mom Mara Šetina(* 1919 +1992) and daughter Marja(* 1941, married Karmel), which was then 14 years old. Mara also had son Anton (* 1947).
    And yes, she has a son Jakob Karmel, who writte that and she is now sitting next to him... :-)

  2. on the penultimate picture: its write "Mara and Marja Šetina" and was really taken in 1955 in a field in Zbilje. Mara Šetina (*1919 +1992) had a daughter, Marja (*1941), married Karmel and is in the picture 14 years old and son Anton (*1947). And yes, Marja has a son Jakob Karmel, which right now write this and she sits next to him ... :-)


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