Sentimental Sunday – Grandparents Day

Well, it’s been a while since my last post! The summer was filled with so much fun and travel that my blog fell of my radar for a while. Time to get back to it …

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation that the first Sunday after labor day would be National Grandparents Day. So here are a few photos of grandparents and their loves from the family files …

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My Dad and his maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Charles Merz in the early 1940s.
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My mom and her paternal grandparents, Karl and Emma Haberkern, while visiting from Germany in 1959 (for Mom’s Confirmation).
My husband and twin sister cool off with paternal grandparents, Otis and Mary Draper.
My husband and his maternal grandparents, Mary and Michael Petrun, and his sister and Mom.
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One of my favs with my paternal grandparents, Art and Agnes Cubbage, and my sister and cousins in the early ’70s (before my brother arrived).
Me and my sibs with my maternal grandparents, Adolf and Elise Haberkern. Gotta love the ’70s!
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My boys with their Grandma and cousin.
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My parents and their wild Christmas grandkids!

Happy Grandparents Day to all of the Nanas, Pappys, Omas, Opas, Pop-Pops, Grandmas and Grandpas out there!

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Happy Father’s Day!

I posted a few pictures of the Moms in our family tree. Sadly, I realized that I do not have nearly the same number of photos of the fathers in our tree. I’m not sure if the Dads were behind the camera, or there were more pictures of the mom and baby or children. So here are the few pictures that I have … and Happy Father’s Day to all the Proud Papas out there!

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My husband’s mother with her father Michael Petrun, in 1936 in Slovakia. This was the picture on his passport when they immigrated to the United States.
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My Mom and her father Adolf Haberkern, circa 1960.
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My husband’s grandfather, Otis Draper, with his father Jackson “Jack” Draper, in Bedford County, Virginia, circa 1903.
My Dad, his brother Jeff and his father Art Cubbage.
My Dad, his brother Jeff, and their father William Arthur, in New Providence, New Jersey, circa 1961. (Looks like another Hearts Tournament!)
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My grandfather, Adolf Haberkern, with his father Karl Haberkern, in New Providence, 1959.
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My grandmother, Agnes Speck, with her father Frank Speck, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, circa 1927.

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Wordless Wednesday – Petrun Family

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This is picture of my husband’s mother, with her parents Mary Simko and Michael Petrun in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, circa 1936. Michael’s cousin Irene owned the beauty shop. The Petruns lived on the lower East Side of New York City when they first arrived in America.

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate today! Here are a few pictures from our families:

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Corky & Jeff Cubbage, New Providence, 1960
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Me, my brother and sister, 1977 (I am rocking the white gloves and my brother in the famous sailor suit!)
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My husband with his sister, mother, and grandparents, circa 1979 (who knew he had so much hair when he was younger!)
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My boys on Easter morning in 2006

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Lovely Valentine’s Couples

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I honor of this day of love, I searched around my family (and hubby’s) for Valentine’s records, marriages or pictures … nothing! Lots of marriages in December and January, but not much happening in February! I did find this clipping in the Cubbage Family Bible … I wonder which family member clipped it from the newspaper?

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So no Valentine’s marriages or love letters, but here are some of the oldest pictures that I have of family couples:

c. 1902, Jackson “Jack” Draper and Sarah Pierce in Bedford, Virginia, married in 1894.
1915, Elizabeth Linnemann and Frank Speck, Monessen or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, taken around the time of their marriage.
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1934, Mary Simko and Michael Petrun, Male Zaluzice, Slovakia, taken around the time of their marriage.
c. 1939, Elise Gegenheimer and Adolf Haberkern, on a date near Stein, Germany, married in 1942.
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1938, Agnes Speck and Art Cubbage in Monessen, Pennsylvania, married in 1939.

I wish that I had more older pictures, but I am very thankful for those that I do have of our families. Do you have any Valentine’s marriages in your family? How about your oldest family pictures?

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