|Vladimer Topadze (he was a railroad engineer in Zestafoni) - my Great-grandfater whom I never met|
|Giorgi Gvelesiani and Matrona Gachechiladze - my Great-great-grandparents (grandad's maternal grandparents)|
I don't mean to bore you with old photographs but I think family ties are very important (and since this is a personal blog I'm allowing myself to post these old family photos in hopes that you may take a look).
When I was little (well, not so little probably a teenager) I remember asking my grandad about our family tree. Believe me, he knew everything there was to know, he was a sharp man. I still have a piece of paper from one particular conversation with grandad. On that paper I wrote down six generations of his paternal family line plus a few more from his mom's side.
If you have little children make sure they are close with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. This gives children a sense of security (I read it somewhere, lol). My own parents left everything behind and moved all the way across the ocean just to be close to their grandchildren. What a gift that was!
I know who most of the people below are, but will not bore you with the details.
|this is the back of the previous photo dated October 14, 1910 (addressed to my Great-grandmother from her sister)|
|my son (center) and my daughter with cousins (my sister's triplets) Nashville, Tn. July 2011|