(Note: All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)
When Dad passed away last December, I found this picture of my mother in his wallet. From the worn condition of the photo, I couldn’t help but wonder how often Dad pulled it out to look at it.
I had never seen this picture before, and while the writing on the back was badly faded, I’m pretty sure it was a senior photo taken in 1938. Dad first met Mom in 1937 when he was in the CCC at a camp near her hometown.
I had seen the picture above of Dad before. It was a photo taken in December, 1938, and given to my mother. I now suspect it was a gift to her in exchange for the picture she gave him.
Mom died in 2011, but today would have been her 94th birthday. Mom and Dad were married on May 5, 1940.