Grandparents from Hermann Missouri????
My Grandma Elsenraat may have had a paisley print dress but she always had the smile on her face that lit the room up and lightened my heart as a young girl. She was also always cold so she wore a blue pearl buttoned sweater 24/7 all year round, even in the hot summer muggy days. Never could figure that out until her daughter, my Mother Rita Eldringhoff started wearing a little sweater all the time as she grew older. I found out that when folks get a little older their internal thermometer doesn't work correctly so they don't know their body temp. I guess that makes sense, sometimes I realize that my body is slowing down more than I would like to admit.
These ladies have go that cool look going on, and I Bet you those dresses are home made. Love these kid of photos.