March 28, 2010

My Bachi

My Grandmother
My Bachi,
Was the beginning of my family of
makers in America.
Born in Poland in 1889,
she came to this country when
she was 18,
with her friend.
Here they are pictured,
in blouses they made for the trip.
For those of you that know me,
you may see a resemblence to
Mary Niemiec, on the left.
She made her living sewing for people,
settling in Northeastern Connecticut
where a lot of Polish people had
come to work at American Thread.

2 comments:

Ann Brauer said...

Great pictures. I love the story--and yes, there is a resemblence.

biba said...

and embroidery too!