This precious photo of my great grandma and grandpa was taken on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Annie and her little sister Mary immigrated to the United States from their beloved Switzerland when they were both young girls, working menial jobs at very low wages until they earned enough money to send for the rest of their family. She married William Kunz who had also immigrated from Switzerland with his family and between them had ten children, their oldest being my grandfather. They were beloved parents and grandparents. Annie was known for her natural long dark hair which she would allow her grandchildren to braid for her and her wonderful cooking. She died before I was born, but I have a photo of a 3 year old me sitting on Grandpa William J's lap when he was very old. I'm very proud of my Swiss heritage and the sacrifices my ancestors made to make a new home in a new country.
The beautiful digital paper and embellishments come from the Art Nouveau collection found here at Circus Board. I absolutely love it. I'm entering this layout in the following challenges:
City Crafter Vintage Challenge - vintage inspired
Simon Says 3 types of embellishments (ribbon, butterfly, pearl blossom) , 2 patterned paper
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