Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The 1943 Porthole, More to the Story Here

Here is my Mother's 1943 Senior Yearbook
That year it was not a hardback cover
it was WWII
It was the "lab school" at EIU
in other words
a place for Teachers in training to learn.
It was a private school and my Dad went to the 
public HS across town.

My Mom is in the 2nd to bottom row on the rt
Dorothy Jeanne

So your thinking.....typical year book 
this page brings me to tears
remember it is WWII
Hope you can read it,
my Dad proposed.
"just my luck for you to meet some handsome
4F man and get married, but I hope not for
I would not mind to have that honor"
Love, Kenny Winkler
here they are 1943
on the steps of 1515
Mom wearing Dad's letter sweater

4 year later
and after 4 years in the Philippines for my Dad
They made it.............


sweetvintageofmine said...

THANKS FOR TOUCHING MY HEART WITH THIS STORY! THE WORLD WAR II GENERATION WAS THE BEST! I believe it was a wonderful time after the war. People are different now. I wasn't there but I love reading about past generations and what made this country GREAT! Roxie

Sunny Simple Life said...

What a treasure that you have all that. I wish I knew more about my mom and dad's early years before marriage. I don't think they wrote letters as they lived near each other but I have never seen any.

Jill said...

Such a treasure to have! We sure appreciate things like this more as we get older.

Sue McPeak said...

What a GREAT post and a special tribute to the folks of the 1940's. I have shared much of my Mother's 1940's Scrapbook/Photo Album in posts as an Ambassador for the 1940 US Census Community Project. The Tag is on my Sidebar if you would like to take a look.

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful story and photos. Happy VTT.

Michelle said...

THAT is a treasure!

LV said...

Enjoyed seeing the old year book. I need to get mine out and share.

Sara said...

Beautifully done Ann :)

Victorian1885 said...

What a beautiful romantic post. You have a real treasure full of love and memories! Take care.


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Thank you for sharing part of your Mom and Dad's life story. The letter that your Dad wrote in your Mom's yearbook is such a treasure for you to have. I loved seeing the pictures of them in the 1940's. So romantic. There's a reason it is called "The Greatest Generation".
Great post!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a great treasure that you have with the yearbook and the letter. Love looking at the old photos!

Rose H (UK) said...

I've quite a lump in my throat - WHAT a treasure :o)
Rose H