Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans's Day!


The picture of above was taken in 1945 right after World War Two. The little girl is Grams sitting between her parents trying to be good! My sister Margaret was a Wave.My brother Don was in the Navy and brother Ray was in the army!!
My Mom had a little flag in our front room window with three little stars for each of her kids who served during the war! I can remember rationing cards and how hard it was to buy gasoline, sugar, and evaporated milk for my niece. Nylon stockings were impossible to find!! I remember being in Boone IA when I was little and it was on trading day. My folks were farmers. My Mom took eggs into town and traded the eggs for money! My sister-in-law Dorothy heard the good news: Nylons at JC Penny's !! She grabed my hand and away we went running so fast across the street to stand in line and she did get a new pair of Nylons!!
All of the people in the picture have gone on now and they are missed!! Thank you for serving our Country with such pride and honor!! Thanks to all our troops who are still serving our Country!!

20 comments:

turla said...

this photo is really stylish!

Shelia said...

What a beautiful picture and interesting history behind it.

Hootin'Anni said...

OMG!!! Grams, we just may be related?!!!! My father in law was BORN in Boone, Iowa. Wow, I'm stunned. LOL

Ya, y'know I STILL like the nylons [now pantyhose] with the back seam! I think they're sexy, and it difficult to find them. LOL

GREAT tribute. Wonderful photo.

Mel's Mom said...

Great picture- lovely tribute!

PEA said...

Hello dear Grams:-) Such a precious picture with a wonderful story behind it. I can't even imagine what a hard life it must have been during those years and yet people got through it. Blessed be to all our heroes!! xox

Sarge Charlie said...

I love it grams, what a great generation of men and women that put it all on the line for America. Thanks.

Mary said...

Carolyn,

What a lovely family and a loving tribute to those who served. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Mary

Sarge Charlie said...

Oh, by the way, we may be the same age, I was born 12/5/37, my father served in the navy during WWII.

Denise said...

Beautiful picture, you were so cute grams. I love you.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

well, that really brought some tears to my eyes..and then laughter..

precious... thank you for sharing this memory....

my grandfather was in the WWII

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Carolyn, Thanks for sharing your family history and picture.We have so much to be thankful for everyday..I posted about my husband's military service and how blessed we are to be living in America. Baba

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I was born in 1945 so I cannot remember anything except what my mother has told me. She had friends at the grocery store in the little town where we lived. They would hide back bananas for me so that I could have them. Mother was alone because Dad was in the war also. i know those were really bad times. What a great picture of you and your family. I am sure you love having it...Sandy

Melli said...

WOW Grams! What a cute picture - and a great story! I remember my mother telling about trying to get sugar and nylons too! And MEAT! Goodness! Those were some times! I just can't imagine it!

Kelly Malloy said...

What a wonderful memory!

Melanie said...

What a great phoot- you are just adorable!!

I loved the story too. Such an intersting childhood.

Regina said...

Grams, what a lovely, vintage photo! And awesome history!
Blessings!

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful photo and such treasured memories!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Lazy Daisy said...

Look at you Miss Thing. What a treasure....great photo of your family. I know you were blessed.

Linda said...

What a wonderful photo. I hope you have it displayed somewhere!!

regina barnett said...

I love the picture,very nice. What a wonderful history behind it.