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I've always been really fond of this picture. It was taken on the day of my grandparents' wedding in 1948. My grandmother was 21 at the time and my grandfather was 22. View full size.
This is a picture of my grandfather Alva Paul LeMay (tall man left of the window) and Chester Duffield (to his left). As the story goes Chester befriended my grandfather, taught him to read and write and got him on at the railroad. Unknown location. View full size.
This is one of my cousins who drove an ambulance in the Korean War. His name is J.W. Gleaves. That is all I know. View full size.
Me back in 1968, about 18 months old or so, probably at my aunts house again. Apparently i was quite a drooler, but probably didn't know better. View full size.
Harbor at Avalon, Catalina Island. I believe that is the SS Catalina in the center of the picture. I'm hoping I can find more photos of this trip. View full size.
My grandmother and a couple of friends pose on some car wreckage, unknown location, back in the day when car wreckage was just left where it was. View full size.
Car tunnel at Yosemite right by a scenic overlook of the Valley. I've been to this spot before about 10 years ago but for the life of me don't remember the name of the spot. View full size.