Dress and jacket: Thrifted — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Socklings in Plum) — Earrings: Target
I think I’ve mentioned that I’ll be going to Austria in a couple months with my mom, but we recently had an exciting development regarding the trip!
Well, exciting for certain definitions of the word. See, part of our plan for the visit was to go to the region where my mom’s grandma–my great-grandma–was born in the 1880s; we knew she’d come to the US from Steiermark (aka Styria), but none of our living relatives knew which town.
I got a copy of her birth certificate from my uncle, and ended up asking a couple of German professors at my workplace for their help in deciphering it–my German is so-so, but it was written in that Olde Tymey script that makes my eyes go crossy.
As it turns out, we’ll have to make a side-trip, because while the town she was born in was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time, it’s now in Slovenia! We’ve got some research to do, because what Mom and I know about Slovenia could fit in a thimble. Even so, it’s pretty neat to know where your family comes from! I know tracing ancestry is harder for some folks than others due to name changes, lost paperwork, and institutionalized racism, so I feel very fortunate to have been able to get this far.
Do you have any interest in genealogy?