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I believe this was taken in Ankara, my father was stationed in Turkey during his tenure in the army. On the back it says "Public building decorated for the 40th year since the revolution." Picture of Mustafa Ataturk. I'm hoping I can find more of my dad's pictures from Turkey. View full size.
I found this photo in between pages in my grandmother's yearbook from Hollywood High School 1933, back of the photo is captioned Traffic Squad, though I am not sure exactly what that means. Despite it being from Hollywood High School, I don't recognize anyone famous. View full size.
This picture is probably from the early 1900's depicting my grandmother or great grandmother and her family working on the farm. View full size.
Dad on the left with Al, his future best man, goofing around at Boulevard Lake here in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Note the cool little Model A pickup in the background. Dad and Mom got married in 1941, the year before he entered the Canadian armed forces. He was stationed in Victoria, BC, where I was born in 1944. View full size.
A garden, a deck, a barbecue, the family dog and the papers. My father, after a day at work, relaxes in his domain in 1962. You don't get more echt than this. He created the deck and the lattice fence as well as surrounding gardens, a very small portion of which is at the top. Our BBQ seems starkly low-tech these days. No starter fluid for Father; that's a box of kindling at the bottom. Snapped with my Kodak Brownie Starmite. View full size.
Here is a picture of my Mom Kay. Her maiden name was Tuders. She was 11 years old here. She told me how proud she was of her new shoes in this picture, they were very poor. She didn't get very many new things. She met my dad two years after this when she was 13, and married him at 14. Way too young to get married then and now. They divorced 10 years later. View full size.
R.T Brock and friend. View full size.