How old is that child
on the porch with the dog? What kind of dog is that? I don't remember. I do
remember the giant snowball flowers on the shrub at right. I do not remember the
woman whose face we see in the window. I think she is my mother's grandmother,
Katy Baden. Named after the city where she was adopted as a foundling. Baden-Baden,
Germany. She'd have been more than ninety years old when this picture was taken
in about 1940.
We have a stove-top
griddle she received as a wedding present. She gave it to her daughter, my mother's
mother, as a wedding present. My mother received it from her mother, and Mom gave
it to Margarita. It must be about 140 or so.