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My father played the sousaphone in this picture but he played several instruments. I used to curl up inside this horn and toot. I must have driven my parents nuts. View full size.
Middleburg, NY, high school class, about 1921. My father, Clinton L. King, is on the left in the lighter colored jacket. View full size.
This show was held in July, 1949 in Smyrna Beach, Florida. My father, Clinton L. King, is the man on the left representing Dan and Marty's beer garden. His hair is made from unraveled rope. View full size.
"For Aunt Annie, Compliments of Mayme".
My grandmother had this photo of a boarding house in Los Angeles in her photo collection. I suspect the photo was given to her grandmother, but I never heard any stories about the photo - I first saw the photo long after she died. Taken by "Mr. B. Howard, View Photographer, 147 South Main St., Los Angeles CAL".
I managed to figure out the location of the house from a few clues in the photo, but I'd be curious what other details folks can gather from it! View full size.
Another from my grandmother's photo album. I recognise the gal 2nd from the right as my great-aunt Hearaldine. The others, unknown. Likely the picture was taken in the late 20's or early 30's. View full size.
My grandmother Grace Hallack, around 1941 or 1942. Likely taken at the same time as the Love a Ford photo. View full size.
Kodachrome 35mm slide taken in Pearl Harbor by my Aunt Lee in 1984. The slide was not photoshopped other than dust removal. View full size.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a continual manifestation of the original Memorial Day Order:
The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and comrades will, in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.