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My dad had five sisters and three of them were younger than him. This is Auntie Steffie on her wedding day to Uncle Art June 28, 1941. What a handsome couple! I am amazed how families afforded to send their children off with such beautiful weddings. But they were simple people with small means yet they loved their children and gave them weddings that most today would drop their jaw at! These Bojon girls married for life and loved their husbands. The men often worked while the women stayed home and raised the children. Uncle Art and Auntie Steffie owned a store and she worked with him for many years. They too raised a large phamily. one son and five daughters. These two kind hearts were the norm for their generation. Simply good people with dreams like everyone else. Bojons always sent their daughters off with a church wedding and lots of guests at their receptions with often featured many of the traditional foods.
Uncle Art and Auntie Steffie. Wow! Stunning couple. Simply magnificence dress. Her sister Anna at her side. I am guessing the other gentleman is Uncle Johnny Skender. My goodness, where have all the years gone?
Here is my mom's sister Ann and her husband Frank Petkovsek. A beautiful wedding and there is Uncle Louie, I think he stood up for all of his sisters. What a lovely wedding gown and just a beautiful group of warm and funny folks. Bojons are like that. My aunt and uncle raised a son and a daughter.
All the brides here carried beautiful bouquets. I still have two weddings to show off. My are my dad's sisters Anna and Mima. If anyone has a wedding photo of Auntie Mima please let me know. She is the only one I am still searching for.
Lots of people had fancy cakes with fountains and bridges when I was younger. But you never went to a wedding for Italian or Bojon couples that was not catered by Auntie Mima and her crew of helpers, all related by the way! She was a wonderful cook and my sister tells the story that auntie learned how to cook from her own mother, Grandma Kocman. If you asked Auntie Mima to share a recipe she would not be able to give it to you, not because she did not wish to share it but because she cooked for crowds. Her recipes serves 100's of people and most of us do not need to cook for that type of crowd! I will share more memories with you about Auntie Mima and her culinary skills! I also will try to finish my wedding photos too. Until tomorrow: