While I figure out the meaning of life, the universe and everything, I thought I would share this picture. You might have to click on it to see it well. The couple in their wedding duds are my maternal grandparents. The older couple in the foreground are my grandmother's parents Christian and Marie Blum (I was named for the latter). In the background are my grandfather's parents, John and Lottie Schmidt. The weird thing for me to think about is that Lottie Schmidt was only 9 years older than I am now when this picture was taken.
My grandmother was 25 and my grandfather 24. He died in 1990 and she in 1991.