Being the genealogy buff that I am, I was really sorry I couldn't be at her party. Imagine my delight when I received an email from my father that he had received from his cousin Dodie Graham with a link to a video tribute that Great Aunt Mary's children and grandchildren created for her 100th birthday bash! my second cousin Stephanie Speigel, Mary's granddaughter, has agreed to let me share it here! Thanks, Stephanie! http://youtu.be/kc5oX8iVW3g
I remember Great Aunt Mary, but the last time I saw her was over 30 years ago, before I was married. Although she herself had many children and grandchildren, each of my children received a handmade "First Christmas" ornament from her on the year they were born. This video tribute to Mary Yeshnowski documents Mary's entire enriched and fulfilled life, from her Polish roots (and ours, Foster family!) and a family fable about a princess, to her many great and even great GREAT grandchildren! I hope you will take a moment to watch!
"This video celebrates the life of my Grandma Mary Yeshnowski. The presentation was delivered at the event of her 100th Birthday Party, held on March 29, 2014. The narrative to the presentation was written by several members of the Yeshnowski family, including her daughters Dodie Graham, Barb Propp, and Mary Jane Tweedy and her grandchildren Ben Graham and Stephanie Spiegel. Photos featured in the video were obtained from numerous sources in the family. The slideshow was created and the audio read by Stephanie Spiegel. Enjoy" - Stephanie Spiegel