Thank You Cindy; Photographs, Smiles, And Teardrops

Mom, Dad, Charlene (youngest), and Becky during the war. Likely it was taken in late winter of '44.
Mom, Dad, Charlene (youngest), and Becky during the war. Likely it was taken in late winter of ’44.

Daily Post: Bittersweet Memories

You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic. What is it?

It was really quite an emotional reunion. They were things I thought would never come my way again. The were old memories of old family – photographs. They are of little importance to most, but they are gold to me.

As a kid I used to finger through them. They were a reminder of bygone era from the Depression years, the war years, and the 50s.

They were in my sister’s possession until she died two and a half years ago. The photos were passed on to her daughter and my niece, Cindy. She sent them to me.

A blog was started and I post a family photo every so often with a story behind it. The blog is a way for me to share the photos with my family and not to allow the stories pass.

Mom, Dad, and I taken in August of '60. This was in front of our home at 658 Harrison Avenue in Lima. This is probably before one of my baseball games.
Mom, Dad, and I taken in August of ’60. This was in front of our home at 658 Harrison Avenue in Lima. This is probably before one of my baseball games.

Those photos were greeted with and continue with some tears and smiles. We weren’t an outstanding family, just average, yet we have a story told in pictures.

Here is the link to what I have posted thus far: The Lehman Side. It will hold little interest beyond my family, yet it takes you to a time that is passing with the death of each member of that generation.

Each family member holds a special fondness and they hold special memories. I’m so happy to have those photos again. Thank you Cindy.

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9 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing. A beautiful photo, a lasting memory for you and yours. It seemed like such an uncomplicated, peaceful time. But, as we know, the past always seems near perfect. What position did you play? Did you aspire to pro ball? Thanks again, YF.

    • For about four years baseball was my life.
      I have always wondered what makes the good ole days so good. I’ve come to the conclusion it is that for no other reason than we lived through it. I think just knowing we can live through something can make it tolerable.

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