Posts Tagged ‘family discoveries’

Finding Barbara

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


There is a saying I keep by my computer that says: “Don’t let anyone tell you the sky’s the limit. Remember there are footprints on the moon”. I’m not sure who said this but this is where my journey to find my sister started. When my mother died in 1993, my sister Barbara ( Barbara is from my mother’s first marriage) and I broke our sibling bond. Mind you I didn’t grow up with her, she had her life already established in Poland when I was born and I would hear stories of her and met her a few times visiting Poland and vice versa.   The reason for the break up was because of a huge argument we had regarding what most relationships break up over, money.

As the years went by, I married, got divorced and moved on with my life. I always wondered what happened to her and especially my nephew. Does he know his grandmother passed away, does he know I got married, does he know ????….


Postcard WWII. An Amazing Discovery of Darek and Louis

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013


My Borek Family 7 Discoveries. So Far!

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

From as far back as I can remember I knew that my father’s family emigrated from Poland but that is the extent of the information I had. As with most kids I was curious but did not actively pursue additional information from my grandparents. When we did ask Grandpa about his family he and Grandma were quick to change the subject. I have never discovered why! Grandpa would, on occasion, speak to someone in Polish but that is the extent of my exposure. The chance to pursue getting information from him is gone as he passed in 2003.