Santa Cruz High School
Graduating class – 1890
Bertha Schwartz – standing, far right
And now I’ve discovered this.
It looks to me like Birdie’s portrait from that very special day. I just love all of the flowers and decorations around her – sure not something you’d see today. I’ll bet there is some significance to it all but I’m not sure I’ll ever know what that might be.
I have so many photos of Birdie over the years. This is probably the earliest one I’ve found of her. I think she looks to be about 3.
It looked like this before I cropped it – could it have been a little Christmas ornament or something?
My parents kept this photo on a table in the living room and always said I looked just like her. I sure would have loved wearing those clothes as a young girl!
And here is Birdie as a young woman. Look at that beautiful blouse!
And this is Birdie near the end of her life.
What a treasure to be able to see my great grandmother throughout her lifetime. Once again, I have to thank my grandmother for being such a packrat!