Semlak Family of Rose Mary Keller Hughes
pages are 8.5 x 11", the book is 2" deep and has
over 500 pages.
It took me about three years to write it.
These were planted in a
row along a fence--all of them were huge and stood there like soldiers. Grandpa was so proud of his garden!
That's his daughter, Magdalena,
with him. She was one of my wonderful aunts who was born in Semlak.
My grandparents lived with
us and took care of the animals and gardens--Mom and Dad worked outside the
house. We had a cow called Heidi. Each day Grandpa would take Heidi
out to the field--he would have her tethering chain on his hip. At night he
would go to the field and bring her back in for grandma to milk. Sometimes
Grandma accompanied him--they were such dear little (as in 5') people and so
devoted to one another. One day Grandma went out with him and I just had to
take the picture--it symbolized so much to me.