We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Feb 7, 2007

Hannah Brandt Riegelhaupt

From Hannah Brandt...

Hannah Brandt in 1916

I spent today scanning photos from my Dad's photo album. The photos start in 1901 and I made it through part of the 1920's. For a while I felt as though I was sitting on the stoop at 264 E Broadway, watching as everyone had there pictures taken. Or up in Riverside Park with the sailors who picked up my grandma and some friends during fleet week in 1919. Having been to the building I know what the stone feels like, the place has depth.

From Hannah Brandt...

264 E Broadway

Sadly many of the pictures are fading. Many that I remember being clear when I was younger now are faint contrasts of ochres. This is way I took the album back to Denver last month. If I don't do this no one will and then all the pictures will fade. Then the only place these people's faces will be clear will be in my Dad's head.

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They were a stylish bunch the Brandts. Especially my Grandma Hannah. Before she was married she was a bag designer. Part of her job was to window shop at the big department stores and see what was already out there and figure out what to come up with next. She stopped working in the 1920's but she was always still conscious of design and fashion.

From Hannah Brandt...

Both Grandma Rose (left) and Grandma Hannah (right) with my dad on his wedding day.

From Hannah Brandt...

Grandpa Lou and Hannah with me on my 3rd birthday

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