Taking a trip to the old country to visit Colette’s Bohemian roots.
It’s great to have an interpreter in the family to break the language barrier and make the stories a reality!

The Start

The Start
The start of a wonderful weekend with very-extended family.


The Cellar

The Cellar
Only the Peterson family can appreciate this terrible shot. The cellar under the old farmhouse, used as a hideout during both World War I and World War II. From avoiding bombs, stashing illicit booze, hiding groceries under the potato crop, to the current use of keeping the wine and beer cold – it’s amazing to stand in it’s cold damp depths and think of the history that these bricks have seen.


The Old Times

The Old Times
Family Photos in the Old Times


Memories

Memories
It’s a photo of a horse and a wagon. Not even a good photo. But it’s part of the story of where this family came from.


Times Past

Times Past
A postcard from a time long past. It’s an Austrian postage stamp, addressed to Dolni Dobrouc.


The Horseman

The Horseman
No idea what this image is capturing, but it’s interesting nonetheless.


Touched Up

Touched Up
An old family photo that a photo shop attempted to colorize many years ago. Not too bad in my opinion!


The Manure Spot

The Manure Spot
A great shot of the family in front of the exact spot where previous generations of photos were taken. While the buildings have changed, the family spirit has not.


Bones of the Past

Bones of the Past
Visiting the Dolni Dubrouc cemetery – memories of those of who have gone on before.


The Devout

The Devout
A peek inside the Kostel sv. Mikulase church in Dolni Dubrouc.


The Bar

The Bar
The local brew, I wonder if it started the row that led to the Pirkls planting roots in the United States…


Inside The Famous Bar

Inside The Famous Bar
It sure doesn’t look like much, but many stories have started here…


Three Cheers

Three Cheers
Sharing a toast at the famous U Vacku bar in Dolni Dubrouc that started Colette’s family move to the US.


The End

The End
It’s sad to see the end sign as we finish up our family weekend. Facebook Frownie Face.



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