I received this photo from another researcher that is also looking into some of my Polish family. They also just happen to cross with my ZALEWSKI family. This is a photo she sent me that is from July 1941 that includes my great-grandfather, Joseph ZALEWSKI, on the right and my great-uncle Robert ZALEWSKI in the middle. I’m not sure who the other man is at the moment, but he looks sorta familiar. It says it was taken at “the lake” but I’m not sure where that is. There are a lot of lakes around here. My grandfather, Richard ZALEWSKI, is probably away at Navy school in Florida around this time. Robert and Richard’s mother, Emily, would have just recently passed away unexpectedly in May 1941 from a stroke.
I like how my great-grandfather looks like he just stepped out of The Sopranos with that big ol’ cigar in his mouth. Well..a Polish version, like The Sopranskis or something.
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One comment on “Way Back Wednesday”
What a great photograph! I just love old photos! My mom and I are going through and writing on the backs of the photographs that she has here, some which are of her Grandmother’s era! Thank goodness, most of the really old ones are written on, but we don’t know exactly who all those people are, even with that. I’m doing census, etc., to see how they tie in. Found a photo of my great-grandmother’s brother last night, written on, thank goodness! What fun we are having!
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