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Dad and Grandma

Dad and Grandma

Grandma was Miss Toronto 1923. She later became a hand model. I'm told my dad, Jerry, was the Philip Morris call boy in Canada. I have three photos of him in his uniform and hat, but they look like proofs. He has performed his "call" a million times over the years. Has anyone ever seen Jerry as the Philip Morris call boy?

Philp Morris

As far as I know US cigarettes would not be widely available here in Canada so I doubt that there ever was a "Canadian" Philip Morris call boy as there would be no call for advertising.


A true hotty! Love those bedroom eyes.


she never looks so !

who says she is grandma ?


EgoSlaier your grandmother was a beautiful woman

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