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Lilly at Coney Island

I don’t know the story behind these images of my great-grand-aunt Lillian Spielmann (later Spellman), but she looks pleased as punch to be at Coney Island. These pictures were taken in … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Coney Island Idyll

Happy Monday. Here’s a picture of Hilda, Leonor, and Margaret at Coney Island in 1917. The little girl in the front is, I think, Wally Keil, the daughter of my … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

LS Was a Pretty Fun Guy

I don’t know who LS was, but when he came to town with his dog, exciting things happened for the Spielmann girls. Great-grandmother Margaret received this postcard from LS in January … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Making Margaret Less Mysterious

My great-grandmother Margaret was born on November 26, 1891 in Vienna, Austria, and died on July 22, 1953 in Bogota, New Jersey, long before I was born. My mother was only … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments