I have entered the A-Z Challenge for the month of April. I'll be posting every day except Sunday, using a subject starting with the letter of the alphabet for each day, beginning with A. My theme is Flamenco
A is for Ancestor. The picture below is my ancestor, Grandmother Amelia.
Amelia studied dance in Germany and was given a trip to the US for her 16th birthday. Here she met Charles, also from Germany. They fell in love, married and homesteaded lake shore land in South Dakota. Amelia yearned to put on ballet slippers again but her new role was being wife and Mother.
Amelia and Charles had 18 children, my Father being the youngest. Many of their kids inherited her passion for music and dancing. Our huge family gatherings were as robust as any musical theatrical production. I thank Amelia for my life-long love affair with dance, especially Flamenco.