I have a really neat binder full of photos and family tree charts from my mothers lineage. I feel really blessed to have such detailed documentation going back as far as it does, not everyone is so lucky.
My great grandmother recently turned 96, and her brother Robert is 105! My great grandmother's name is Shirley Salgo (originally Sari Halmos). She came to this country from Hungary around 1915 with her two brothers, two sisters, and mother, Johanna Halmos. Life was rough for them, but they made it through shining, each child growing up to lead interesting lives. Shirley's sister Roszika played many cameo roles in movies, and I remember watching her kiss Arnold Schwarzenegger on the cheek at the beginning of the movie 'Twins.' She also appeared in 'F.I.S.T,' as Sylvester Stallone's mother.
The binder contains a lot of neat photos. Here is one of the 5 children:
One of the things I loved the most about visiting my great-grandmothers house as a kid was her paintings. She did beautiful reproductions, and the walls were overflowing with these gorgeous paintings.