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A Family Story in a Suitcase...

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The suitcase

The Suitcase

The Suitcase

Stories pertaining to the items found inside

This suitcase came with us from Germany in 1950. It contains all the old family photos, some genealogy charts and stories of my families' past...

A family story in a suitcase…actually from what we had left after the war.

It's one of the things that I would grab on the way out if a Tornado came *!*

This very suitcase accompanied my mother's travel's back and forth to Europe for many years. When mom passed I decide to keep it because of its uniqueness and her initials of EvM (Elfriede von Meyer).

Most of my family stories are unique and different from the norm, some are educational, informative and interesting in many ways...I do hope you will enjoy them.


The Suitcase

The Suitcase

Passports and personal items

Passports and personal items

Passports and personal items

Favorite things in the suitcase

train tickets, Hotel receipts, napkins and many photos

train tickets, Hotel receipts, napkins and many photos

Recording the trips

Because mom liked traveling back and forth to Europe, she took a great deal of photos and kept all the tickets, napkins, receipts and cards that pertained to the trips, this making an Album.

As a child I found it annoying, her always taking photos...but now I wish I had more of them. One must remember, once that time in your life is gone... then it's only a memory.

Of course now I’m so happy she took photos, because all I have is the memory with the images. It brings her back to me, and that‘s heartfelt.

Having photos and or video's for that memory of past events, are the only things that can recapture a time and place with that visual.

Album of Circus and Trapeze days

Mom's Album of Circus and Trapeze days

Mom's Album of Circus and Trapeze days

Memorabilia of Mom in the Circus

Memorabilia from the Circus days

Memorabilia from the Circus days

Inside the photo album

Inside mom's photo album

Inside mom's photo album

Photos

More photos of mom

More photos of mom

Mom and several ladies sitting on a Trapeze at 1:54 minute

Mom's "Fredersdorff" side of the family

Mom's "Fredersdorff" side of the family

Mom's "Fredersdorff" side of the family

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Handwritten list of Birthdays, some of dad's photos from Garmisch

Handwritten list of Birthdays, several of dad's photos from Garmisch

Handwritten list of Birthdays, several of dad's photos from Garmisch

Genealogy chart and other saved items

Genealogy chart and other saved items

Genealogy chart and other saved items

Mom, dad, grandmother