- extremely interesting to you and you will be uber-excited to see it,
- not at all interesting to you and you could not care less about it, or
- somewhere in the middle.
|I love that there's an American flag sticker on the front, which clearly began to peel off so it was stuck down with some scotch tape|
|Inside cover of the album...a song sheet|
|Appears to be a newspaper for the troops...was stuck in the front of the album; dated December 11, 1944|
|Hotels receipts from DC...I think Grandpa was there before shipping out; Grandma went to visit him there.|
|A GIANT Easter card he sent to Grandma|
|Postcards he sent...some slightly off-color. Awesome.|
|In the lower left...a government-issued song book for the troops.|
|This is self-explanatory, I think...|
|Money and items from England|
|Close-up from the above photo...makes me laugh out loud, both that it was printed, and that Grandma Lois kept it!|
|Money from France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany|
|German Cigarette Coupons (I'm so glad she labeled it otherwise we would have no clue...and it's doubtful she would have remembered)|
|Cover of the photo album|
|Grandpa, the soldier|
|Grandma Lois is on the right|
|Grandma and Grandpa in DC...and I that is a family friend on the right|
|Not sure who took this of my grandparents walking down the street in DC, but it's one of my favorites of them.|
|Grandpa at his barracks|
|From his time in England|
|If you look closely, the men/boys are having a snowball fight in the upper left.|
|More bombed out buildings|
|I would love love love to know why Grandpa is posing with this family...did he know them, did he form a relationship with them? |
What country was this even taken?
|Grandma and Grandpa on the left, Grandma's sister "Aunt Shorty," and the same family friend as in the photo a few above|
|Grandpa is on the right in the very front row.|
I know this wasn't the most well-thought out or well-written post, but I was just thrilled to bits to have this piece of my own family's history and I wanted to share it with you. Thank you for endulging me.
And if you ever want to see these live and in the flesh, don't hesitate to ask...I'd relish the opportunity to share it with you!
A huge thank you to my grandma for preserving these memories for future generations to enjoy!
Lastly, a huge thank you to my grandpa and every other man and woman who have fought to preserve our freedom.