Oma selfie in mirror March 1990
Margot Nicolaus, my mother, known since the birth of Fred as “Oma,” delighted in her grandchildren and spent many hours with them. She took hundreds of photos, many of which she mounted in thick albums that I’ve digitized for these web pages. She also bought a cassette recorder and recorded their voices. Only four of these recordings — she probably made more than a dozen — have survived. Here they are.
Fred on June 17 1984
Jack in late 1988
Tape No. 4: Oma and Jack Sept. 19 1989 (31:51) –- Jack is two years and 8 months