2017 Motivation

One of the few items I have that was my Grandma Katy’s is a plate.  I often wish I had asked her more about her life because I know so little.  Catherine Weissgarber was originally Catherine Reich, born on January 26, 1907.  She came to New York on a boat from Austria Hungry and met my Grandpa, Martin Weissgarber in the Bronx.  Martin was from Romania and came to New York on a boat in 1922…and became a citizen in 1933.  This plate was made by the Bernhart Company sometime between 1919 and 1928 in the Schlaggenwald Region on Austria.  I am guessing they bought this plate on a trip they made back to the “old country” with my Dad, Tony, and his brother, John. How brave she must have been to cross the Atlantic to come to America alone….at 17!

Wonder how she felt when she reached Ellis Island and saw the Statue of Liberty?

How lucky we are to live in the USA!  Welcome 2017!

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Published by LisaLovesSanAntonio

Lisa is a blogger who is passionate about the city of San Antonio, decorating, organizing and living life! Her parents moved to San Antonio during the last three weeks of her junior year in high school from Austin, Texas to open a real estate company. Lisa swore she would move back to Austin as soon as she could....but never did. She fell in love with new friends and the city and culture and never left. Lisa has owned 13 homes in San Antonio. Her favorite project was a house she knocked down to studs and rebuilt entirely. She can see the "potential" in a house and knows what to do to turn it from a "dump house" to a "Trump house". She has been a Realtor since 1994 and has helped over 1,000 families buy and sell in San Antonio and the surrounding area. She began her real estate career as part of the first real estate team in San Antonio with her Mom, Ruth and their slogan was "Two for One and YOU"RE number ONE!" Recently their daughter moved to San Antonio with their 3 beautiful grandkids the same week her Mom moved into a memory care home. Lisa's blogs are about what a beautiful city San Antonio is, what it's like to be in between a Mom and a daughter and Grandkids that need some help and her love of decorating and repurposing furniture.

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