I'm on top of the world today! Joyful! I had a family reunion to go to on my husbands side, and I have been working for 3 years on his family history. I have names and dates for so many of his relatives and distant-distant relatives, but other than his immediate family up to his grandfather-I don't know what any of these people that I've been working with look like. Tonight at the reunion, someone brought out a plaque and up at the top 2 inches by 2 inches was a wedding picture of this man and this woman. They were hard to see, but I was amazed that I was seeing them. At the end of the night I asked her to make a copy of this plaque for me--as it's the only picture I'd ever see with this man in it.
A few minutes later she tapped me on the shoulder and said, "This picture?" There this picture was 16 x 20. I could see every dimension of this couple--and this man Wojiech Nykaza that died in 1929 stood before me--and you know what...he was as handsome as I'd imagined him! Of course he was, my oldest and my youngest look just like him! I got chills and a little teary as I looked into the face of this man that I have searched for--and his wife, whose family line I can take back to 1775 in Kozia Wola, Poland! It was a GREAT day!!
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