While the 1920s was a decade of great joy for my grandparents, it was also a time of sadness. My great-grandmother Ewa died at the relatively young age of 51 from cancer. My grandmother took care of Ewa throughout her illness. I remember how she use to talk about the difficulties of tending to her dying mother at home while taking care of two babies under the age of three.
Back in Poland my grandfather's mother Jozefa also died. She too was a relatively young woman, only 53. Jozefa never saw my grandfather Adolf or his brother Aleksander again after sending them to America in 1913.
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