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Vintage photos of:
My grandparents Phyllis & John Badders and their 4 children. From L to R, Top: Susan, Jeffery, and Ginny (my mother). Bottom: Phyllis, Jack, and John. Unfortunately, my grandfather John passed away just a few years after this photo was taken, so I never had the pleasure of knowing him. He was very much loved, and continues to be missed by those he left behind. View full size.
My maternal grandmother Natalia Filipoff with my Aunt Irene in Innsbruck, Austria around 1943. They only lived there until the late 40's when they immigrated to Brazil. They were originally from southern Russia. View full size.
My 7-year-old sister Gail riding her horse through the streets of Geelong, Australia, on an early Sunday morning in 1948. She grew up to breed Australian Ponies. View full size.
This is a portrait of my great, great grandparents D.P. & Sarah Hollingsworth with their children Hester (standing on the right) and Richard (on the lap). Richard is my great grandfather. View full size.
My father and I are in the picture in front of the gas pump on the right in 1949 when I was five. The Aztec Hotel with its memorable soda fountain was about half way between Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario and Duluth, MN. The main highway is 61 and the turn off at the Aztec is Hwy 1. You would turn here to go to Ely, MN. This drive along Lake Superior is noted for its exquisite scenery. We traveled many times from Fort William to Duluth and Minneapolis on the Greyhound when I was a child. This place burned down many years ago but I remember it well as the Greyhound rest stop with the best cherry cokes around. View full size.
U.S. submarines with mother ship, Fremantle Harbour (Western Australia), 1946. View full size
Here is my collection of Post Cereal pins from the late 1940s and early '50s. They all say Post Grape Nuts Flakes on the back and some are dated as late as 1953. View full size.