Sunday, September 9, 2012

Meet my Grandparents

Top (L-R) Edward Francis Fitzgerald, Clara Maxine Fitzgerald, Sheldon Hunter
Bottom (L-R) Mabel Viola McAboy, Geraldine Martin, Loraine Gunzendorfer, Sigmund Levy

Since today is National Grandparents Day, I thought I'd honor each of my grandparents in pictures.  The above photo includes my maternal grandmother's parents, Mabel and Edward Fitzgerald, the only great grandparents I had the pleasure of knowing.

Paternal Grandfather - Sigmund Levy - 1888-1968

Sigmund Levy - c. 1889
Sigmund Levy - c. 1918

Sigmund Levy - date unknown

Paternal grandmother - Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer - 1896-1982

Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer - 1896
Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer c. 1897
Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer - date unknown
Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer Levy - date unknown

Loraine and Sigmund Levy
They loved to cruise!

Maternal Grandfather - Earle Martin - 1900-1986

Earle Martin & Geraldine Martin (my mother) - 1928

Maternal Grandmother - Clara Maxine Fitzgerald - 1903-1987

Clara Maxine Fitzgerald - 1903
Clara Fitzgerald Martin & Geraldine Martin - 1928

Clara Fitzgerald Hunter - date unknown
She always had a glimmer in her eye

And since Clara remarried, we had a bonus grandfather - Sheldon Hunter - who was Grandpa to us.

Sheldon Abb Hunter - 1895-1974

Sheldon Hunter - date unknown

Sheldon and Clara Hunter - 1974

Where has the time gone?  I remember these people so vividly - it's hard to believe they've been gone at least 25 years.  Thanks for the memories, Grandmas and Grandpas!


  1. What wonderful photos you have of your grandparents! You are so lucky to have them.

  2. Muy bonita y entrañable colección de fotografías de época.
    Un saludo.

  3. How awesome, Debi! I can't imagine what you had to do to keep and/or find those pictures. Not to mention, you even have pictures of your great-grandparents. Some are from 1918, 1889, even an unknown date. LOL! Anyway, I'm glad that National Grandparent’s Day is still celebrated in your house. :) I just read on a magazine that only a few people do, nowadays. :(

    Audrina Jackson

    1. Most of these photos were in the treasure chest aka mother's storage unit we cleaned out last spring. Maybe I care more about National Grandparent's Day now that I'm a grandparent myself. :-)