Saturday, February 14, 2015

Surname Saturday: Happy Valentine's Day from Harold to Daisy

My father, Harold Burk (1909-1978) sent this pretty beribboned valentine to my mother, Daisy Schwartz (1919-1981).

The date was February 14, 1946, just six weeks after they became engaged. (He wrote the year under his signature.)

They were married later that year, on Thanksgiving weekend, at New York's Hotel McAlpin, with both sides of their families in attendance.

Harold was the older son of Isaac Burk (1882?-1943) of Lithuania and Henrietta Mahler Burk (1881-1954) of Latvia--who met and married in New York City.

2 comments:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Marian, a lovely card. You must be glad it is still in the family.

Marian Burk Wood said...

Colleen, I'm delighted Mom kept this card, which is 69 years old this year! And it's in near-perfect shape, too. Happy Val's Day to you and yours!