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Wally in Winter, 1915

I’m not sure why I find this 1915 picture of Emma and Wally Keil so funny, but maybe it’s because we all sometimes take things just a little too far when … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 12 Comments

Baby Wally Joins Team Keil

Today I continue the story of my great-grandpa Leo’s new life in America. At first I was puzzled as to why his sister, Emma (Emmi) Lessiack Keil, with whom he stayed when … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 18 Comments

Mystery Ladies, Part One

Here are some beautiful mystery friends of my great-grandparents, Leo and Margaret Lessiack. Earlier, I published the mystery children’s portraits I found among their things, and later there will be some mystery … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Mystery Wife

I begin with a mystery: Who is this woman? I can tell you who she is not. She is not my grandmother. The baby-faced guy on the left is my grandfather, my … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 17 Comments