Every picture tells a story, season 2, picture 18.
When I wrote about the war-time household where three grown-up women all went by the name of Hedwig Gellrich, I shared a photo with three women, which turned out to contain only two of the three Hedwigs (the young lady with the long dark hair is still unidentified, I will have to dedicate a separate entry to her at some point, as she pops up in lots of photos).
So here is the third Hedwig, who wasn't in the photos, together with her firstborn child, Waltraud:
Waltraud got stuck with the ball habit, so here she is a few years later with another ball.
I'm guessing Waltraud's dad (of whom we only have a very small and blurred photo) must have died during the war, because Hedwig soon married Eugen Brod and had more children with him:
Should anybody have any answers to some of the many questions I am raising in this series, please leave a comment here (I'll need to vet it, so it may take a few days before it goes public) or contact me at michaelgrr [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
Season 2 so far:
- could be a cousin
- two weddings in Silesia
- off to Canada
- off to Australia
- a very romantic poet
- fireman August
- 50 hundredweight of coffee
- mysterious Minden people
- horses for Hedwig
- guessing the great-grandmothers
- cousin Charlotte
- three sisters
- travelling saleswoman
- family portrait
- dancing chemist
- games time
- desperately searching Wilhelm
- the third Hedwig
The twitter thread for season 1 is still here. It only loads 30 tweets at first, so you have to click "show more" a couple of times to get all 40 entries. Alternatively, visit the last instalment and find the numbered list of entries at the bottom.
I'm also adding all photos from this series to my family history album on flickr.
See also my Lost Cities series (which may get an extension at some point).