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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Father and Son 1946

Father and Son 1946

John J. Stafford Jr. and John J. Stafford III. Airport Homes, near Hartford, Connecticut. 1947 Airport homes was a former military quarters area on a decommissioned airport. After WWII it was an economical area to live as veterans and others got back into civilian life.

Photo by Venita Jalbert Stafford

Follow-up

Little John Stafford III is still alive and well in 2013, and his hair is once again platinum at 67 years-old.

Venita Deceased

My Mother, Venita Alice Jalbert died on Mothers Day, 2011.

Her eldest great-granddaughter liberating her ashes near Pike's Peak, Colorado.

RIP Venita Alice Jalbert (wife of John J. Stafford Sr.)

 
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