My Grandpa (Alfred Joseph Heimerman) and Grandma (Dorothy Rose Nigg) 1936 wedding picture. Grandma was standing on a brick to make her taller than her 5'1" height. She also had make-up on to hide her black eye that her brothers accidentally gave her playing ball. Grandma was 18 and Grandpa was 26.
|The best man is Seb Heimerman, Grandpa's older brother and my God Father.|
During WWII, Grandma was a true "Rosey The Riveter", and worked on airplanes. My middle name is Rose after her. After the war she became a hair dresser for the rest of her life. My Grandpa was a machinist for Boeing. Now, my son is a machinist.
Here is my Grandfather's parents 1900 wedding picture.
Mike and Catherine Heimerman from Germany. Catherine died after giving birth to my Grandpa. It affected him the rest of his life, not having the mother that his older siblings had.
And lastly, A picture of my Grandma (Dolly to her friends), shopping downtown Wichita, Ks, which is where she lived most of her life. Photographers would be on the street corners and snap pictures, stop the person and ask their name and address so they could buy the photo. This picture was taken in the late 1940's or early 1950's. Grandma always dressed up to shop and wore her mink coats. Definitely a different time.
Between all my sisters, I think that I look the most like Grandma Dolly and Great-Grandma Catherine. Can't get away from those genetics or those cankles.