Sunday, November 12, 2006

This is my Grandfather and Grandmother in May after they got married in 1945, What an adorable couple. My Grandparents were so good to us kids; They would take us Up North to there Cabin on the lake every summer until my Grandmother got sick with cancer when I was 11. She died of Breat Cancer when she was 54; I was 13 at the time. My Grandfather died of cancer when he was 73; I was 24.

This is my Grandfather; what a handsome man I think he was.

Veterans Day reminded me of my Grandfather and my son. They both served in the Navy, my Grandfather also served in the Marines as well. I am so grateful for all the men and women who serve our Country so we stay a free nation. I asked my mom for some information regarding my Grandfather's service in the Military. I will post a picture of my son in his military uniform as soon as he sends me some information about his Navy days. He is pretty busy at work right now, it might take a while for him to find time.

He was in the Navy, he was a medic, I know that he also served somehow in the Marines too because he was on an island fighting, at one point the planes were shooting and I remember that they shot right up to the tree he was standing under and quit firing.
He was in World War II served 1941 till 1945 I think I know he served until the war was over. Grandpa and Grandma got married May 23, 1945 in San Diego. California when he came into to port.

Hope this is what you wanted I really do not know a whole lot more because he never talked about it much. I am sure he saw a lot that hurt to talk about.



Barb said...

I love this photo. How handsome he was. And I've known several men who went through wars, WWII and Viet Nam and absolutely would not talk about their experiences.

It's so awful that we live in a world where a man experiences things so horrible they cannot be spoken of.

jel said...

they were both very nice looking,

thanks Lori, for stopping by!

Karmyn R said...

That post sent chills down my back - Thanks to all our veterans!!!

happy and blue 2 said...

That was a really nice post..

Mountain Mama said...

What beautiful grandparents.
And how sweet of them to take you to their cabin for the summer. That must be a very precious memory.
Two of my uncles were in that war. They were changed when they returned. They lost their joy.

Jim said...

A very nice Veterans Day post, Lori. I have a cousin about the age of your grandparents.
He was in the Army in the war, I still remember the first day we saw him when he came back. He had a new 1946 Ford Club Sedan.

Deepak Gopi said...

This is really a nice post.
thank you for the greetings.

Anonymous said...

We have been remembering too, here in UK.

PEA said...

Your grandparents certainly were a beautiful couple and I loved the pictures. Lovely to learn more about your grandfather and I thank him and your son for all the sacrifices they have made. We will never forget.

dot said...

Now I know where your Mother and you got your good looks. What a handsome couple your grandparents were!

Anonymous said...

These pictures are great. I had to smile at how young they were. Your right your grandfather was a handsome man. Your grandmother was a good looking lady too.

lori said...

Hello all,

Thank you so much for the comments. I think I will take a few days off from posting so I can catch up on my comment answers.