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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

At the Beach

At the Beach

Me (in front) and friends.

Me at 3

Me at 3

Three years old.

6th grade - 1937 - Garland, N.C.

6th grade - 1937 - Garland, N.C.

This is the 6th grade class at Garland School in eastern North Carolina in 1937. Note the two boys on the front row in matching striped overalls. Twins, maybe?

McWhinnie Christmas 1943

McWhinnie Christmas 1943

The McWhinnie family Christmas in 1943 with my maternal Grandmother Vivina Ortner, her siblings, and parents.
Top row L to R:
Ruth, David Jr., Mary Alice, Vivina
Bottom row L to R:
parents Ruth & David, and baby of the family Dolores.

Dr. Mary Alice McWhinnie was a famous pioneer as a female scientist in Antarctica. Read a neat blog entry here, including another picture of Mary Alice & the plaque dedicating a bio lab to her at Palmer Station:
http://www.antarctica.uab.edu/blog/401/

Vivina Ortner 1920

Vivina Ortner 1920

Baby picture of my grandmother, Vivina Ortner. She is about a year old here.

1950s Wedding Party

1950s Wedding Party

That's my dad on the far left. My sis thinks she knows who these other people are.

Claude Mills Pitts

Claude Mills Pitts

McCord Studio of Laurens, South Carolina. My Father was born February 1918. I would assume this was taken about 1919-1920

 
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