Pat, Sue, and Tad,
I wasn't sure if you would see my reply so.....
Good Morning Pat, Sue, and Tad,
What a wonderful way to start the day. Thank you for the translation help. I have so much pride in my Kata family. Although I never knew my grandmother Mary Kata or any of that side of the family it has given me so much joy and warm feelings of information I have learned of them.
As I have stated in some of my past posts, I am very interested in Haller's Army. Several of my family members had enlisted (on my dad's side of the family).
These documents are proof of what I have learned from you all on this forum....preserve and don't give up. I still do not have the gift of translating yet, but I am still working on that too!!
Please accept my thanks again. You are all dear and special people in my life. Have a wonderful day from a cold but sunny New York.
Oh yes - I also forgot about the second "note".
My great grandmother was Helen Adamski Wronski. So the note seemed to be for her. It goes with a long with the twists and turns that I have found with that side of the families research. Almost the makings of a "movie".
One thing everyone needs to remember when they research their families is that you may encounter information that you did not know, anticipate, or believe. Our ancestors were humans too and their lives were not always picture perfect.
From my grandmother I have learned that acceptance and love is what counts. We all make mistakes but again, our family past are the threads of us - the here and now and the future.
For me, I see so much in the past that is the same in the here and now. Some of it tender and passionate, but some still of saddness and searching. Human nature seems to be consistant thru the ages.
Again my deepest thanks