Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgivings Past...lots to be thankful for

Way back in 1956, the Farkas Family Tree met for a combination masquerade party and Thanksgiving dinner at the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan. My maternal grandparents, Hermina Farkas Schwartz and Theodore Schwartz, were there, along with their three children (Daisy Schwartz Burk--that's my Mom--plus her twin Dorothy and their older brother Fred). And of course the rest of the Farkas siblings, in-laws, and grandchildren. Lots of fun!

Nearly 20 years later, Sis and her husband hosted Thanksgiving with Mom at their apartment in Riverdale (the ritzy section of the Bronx). The rug you see on the wall--nicknamed "Route 66"--stayed with the family through two more moves and finally bit the dust in the mid-1990s.

Happy Thanksgiving to my extended family, especially my cousins found through genealogy and the cousins I have yet to meet from distant parts of the family trees I'm researching!


  1. Notice that Mom is wearing a Dashiki I made her! We had a nice day. I was glad my first turkey came out just right.

  2. Oh yes! Very stylish. And I bet the turkey was delicious :)