5. California Dreamin’

1949 Ida and Joseph

Wedding portrait of Ida Di Gregorio and Joseph Godzisz at
the church of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants,
in Los Angeles, California, on October 29, 1949.


IDA’S BREAK FROM IOWA grows unexpectedly difficult. Joseph’s break from Poland grows unexpectedly painful. Ida and Joseph meet in Los Angeles in 1948. They marry within a year.