Wednesday, December 4, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 285: Moms and Babies in 1944

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

The photograph below was given to me in a photocopy by my 6th cousin, Marnie, and her mother, Gay, on Monday when we met in La Jolla - I wrote about our meeting in A Dill Cousin Connection, and More.  Marnie's sister, Betty, provided the digital copy of the photograph, and one more similar photo also (both shown below).

These photographs were taken on May 27, 1944 in San Diego.  

In the top picture, the young ladies and their babies are (from left to right):

*  Marilynn and her 2-year old son, Terry
*  Gay and her 7 month old son, Bobby
*  Eleanor and her 9 month old son, Clark
*  Betty and her 7 month old son, Randy

In the bottom picture, the young ladies and their babies are (from left to right):

*  Jan and her son, Peter 
*  Dorothea and her daughter, Linda Ellen.
*  Betty and her son, Randy.
*  Marilynn and Bobby and Terry (Bobby is Gay's son)
*  Eleanor and her son, Clark
*  Harriet and her daughter, Virginia

I think that Gay took the bottom picture, and either Jan or Dorothea or Harriet took the top picture.

Of the six women in the bottom picture, only Jan was not from San Diego.  Jan was my father's sister-in-law, visiting her husband in San Diego (he was Captain of a U.S. Navy ship) from Massachusetts.

The five women from San Diego were all sorority sisters from San Diego State College in the 1938 to 1942 time frame.  They all married during the early years of World War II, and had babies in the 1942-1944 time.  This group stayed in touch with each other into the 21st century!

I didn't use the last names of the people because some of the children are still living (like me), and some of the mothers are still living (like Gay).  

This was a wonderful surprise to see and have the names identified by Gay on our visit on Monday.

My thanks to Marnie and Betty for sharing the photographs with me and allowing me to post them here.

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1 comment:

Family Curator said...

LOVE this post and the photos. Yes, thank you all for sharing.