Great-grandmother Agnieska (Landowska) Gostomski
Born: 1874 (Polonia)
Died: 4 October 1942 (Baltimore, MD)
This is the only positively known photo of her.
I have another photo that I suspect may be her, many years younger.
The little sailor is my uncle and god-father.
Frank Walter Szymanski
Born: 27 December 1919 (would have just turned 93)
Died: 3 January 1972 (40 years ago yesterday).
The little boy on Agnieska's lap is my dear old Dad, how I miss him.
Edward John Szymanski
Born: 14 September 1921
Died: 13 March 1990.
It's the strangest thing, to look in the face of this toddler,
and see the searching blue eyes, slightly smiling mouth, and wavy hair of the man I knew and loved as my Dad. And I think he would love this genea-journey!
Special thanks to Aunt Helen and Uncle Joe, who sent this photo over the holidays!