My maternal grandmother and grandfather came from Poland when they were a young married couple. She already had a child, a boy, and lost a child en route in the ship. They went on to have 7 children and my mother was right in the middle. My grandfather was a mason and carpenter and my grandmother took in laundry.

My paternal grandparents were both from Poland as well. I knew only my grandmothers, called them busia which is Polish. My dad’s mom was raised more American. She spoke German, English very well, and Polish. – Geraldine