Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This is a picture of Richard taken in the early 1950's, while he was serving our country, somewhere in Germany. He wrote on the back of it...."getting ready to watch a parade." The entire back of the photo was covered with his writing...telling about a little German boy who he gave 4 pennies to and how happy it made the boy. I love reading about the time he spent in another country. Most of the pictures of this time have his writing covering the back. I am glad that he documented his journey for us.

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  1. what a good picture. It is really nice that he wrote on his pictures and told the story about it. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. This has been a sad month for our family but there is still much to be thankful for. Hugs, Lura

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    1. Isn't it wonderful that admist so much sadness we still have blessings to count.

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  2. Hi Paula .. how fascinating to see .. and the view - interesting and disturbing back-drop .. but only because of the War and its effects ... wonderful you've got these photos to learn some more ... Have a peaceful weekend ... Hilary

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    1. That was exactly my thoughts Hilary. I am glad we have these pictures too.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. I love finding and posting all the old pictures

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  4. It's a great picture. I wonder what the parade was for.

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    1. I don't know if he said on the picture. I will have to read it again the next time I come across the picture.

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  5. such a cool picture...and he looks the same as in your more current pictures. It's a great face - I can see why you fell for him! Even in wartime, he looks kind.

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    1. Oh Lisa, that is so sweet of you. He was a very kind man. And yes, although it aged, his face never changed much

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  6. We have a box full of old pictures from before my mom emigrated. So many people, and we have no idea who they were or where they were. I wish they had written on the back, like Richard.

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    1. I have a huge box of pictures from Richard's family without writing. I am trying to figure out what to do with all of them....it seems a crime to throw out old pictures, doesn't it?

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  7. I love that Richard wrote on the back of the photos about his adventures; I can't tell you how many pictures we ended up shredding here from hubby's parents because we had no idea who was in the pictures. I have marked all our pictures as a result so future generations, if interested, will know who are in the photos.

    What a great picture of him and wonderful memories he shared of his time in the military by his diligence in documenting what he was doing.

    betty

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    1. I always enjoyed his memories of Germany. Even though I was a very, very small girl when he was there. He used to tease me about that

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    1. Yes it is Kwiz. I have a few of them

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