Friday the thirteenth, a century ago, was a lucky day for my grandparents, Josef Gartz and Elisabetha Ebner, when they became husband and wife.
Given how grand they look in their wedding photos, it’s hard to believe that Josef had been at work since 5:30 am that morning, leaving early to get married at 3:00 p.m., and he would once again be at work at 5:30 a.m. the day after the wedding as well.
I first wrote about their wedding in my August 23rd post, The Half Day Honeymoon, where you can read my grandmother’s written memories of that day.
On this day, I’m going to celebrate with their photos:
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Beautiful! I hope you’re going to submit this to this month’s COG!
What absolutely beautiful photos! And somehow I missed the Half Day Honeymoon post so was thrilled to see it now.
Happy anniversary, Josef and Lisi!
The first photo is great but the second photo is fabulous! Don’t you love how she’s resting her elbow on his shoulder?
So glad you’re all enjoying the photos. It’s great to hear from all of you
Thanks for sharing these great stories.
The temporal coincidence is so interesting.
Sis, I love seeing al these pixs of ancestors and reading your work. In this post we see the “Old World” very alive in the stature and symbols of those at the wedding. Of course, they were only ~1 year from leaving. Keep it up! Paul
I’m playing catchup on my reading. I absolutely love this post. I sent a link for it to my niece who is really interested in vintage clothing. I love the role that instruments played in the lives of our ancestors.
Great photos for sure, there goes Carol’s photo envy level again, sky rocketing.
Well I’m playing catch-up on responding to my wonderful commenters. Yes, I love the clothes too and I’m so glad you can share them with someone who has a great interest. Boy, she’d have a field day with my photos — and Carol! I’ve had people tell me I’m blessed — or cursed! Sometimes I feel a little of both, but with this post’s photos, I definitely feel blessed. Thanks for dropping by. And Anonymous, whoever you (singular or plural) are, thanks for the compliments!
What wonderful photos, and a great love story!!
The photos and the letter by your grandmother are so wonderful to have. They managed to get a lot into half a day, looks like they had music too!