Virginia Mary Wagner, RN

Virginia Mary Wagner, RN

This is my second post in a new weekly series, Behind the Photo, that features the stories, histories and ancestors behind my most popular Wordless Wednesday photographs. Back in August, I shared a photo of Virginia Mary Wagner in a World War II-era nursing uniform. She was standing behind a sign that read, "Reserved for [...]

Catholic School Days

Catholic School Days

Robert Zielinski & Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki As a kid, my grandmother adored her older brother, and she always wanted to be included in everything he did. Bob started school at the age of six, and two-year-old Janice would toddle after him on his walk to class each morning, sitting outside of the classroom until school [...]

A Shower Bouquet of Roses

A Shower Bouquet of Roses

St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church The patron saint of Poland is Saint Hedwig of Silesia. The Marczynski family lived at 17 St. Hedwig's Avenue in Dunkirk, New York, attended St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church and studied at St. Hedwig's Catholic School; naturally, Casimir and Mary named their third daughter Hedwig. Hedwig Adrianna Marczynski was born [...]