I went to the semi-annual community wide yard sale at Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, Florida, yesterday, in search of some vintage photos to post on this blog. I had minor success - actually only finding four original photos and several copies of old photos. I was fortunate to come across Gail, though, whose Great Grandmother is pictured above. While Gail didn't have any photos to sell, she was kind enough to show me this picture and allow me to photograph it and share it with my visitors. Thank you, Gail!
Today, March 17, 2008, would have been this guy's 92nd birthday, if he were still alive. He's holding his second born on the day of his Christening. That's Warren Ave in Boston's South End in the background.
The Coca Cola sign to his left is painted on the side of Izzy's Pharmacy. Izzy's also had a lunch counter (soda fountain) where the wholesale florists, their employees, and quite a few of the neighborhood residents would go for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. [Click To Enlarge]
Inscription on the back of the photo: To my Darling wife with all my Love & kisses. Your Loving Babe. Glora, Lucine, Babe
My father had beautiful handwriting and a cool nickname, lol. This was probably taken in '43 or '44. He didn't talk much about the war, and all I got from the quick research I did on New Hebrides was that it was an important outpost in the battle for the South Pacific, Guadalcanal in particular. The battle for Guadalcanal, won by the Allies and considered the turning point in the war, was waged between August 1942 and February 1943. I'm sure my father went to New Hebrides after that battle, because my parents weren't married until late 1943. [Click To Enlarge]
Inscription on the back of the photo says the kid was born in 1886, but it doesn't say when the photo was taken. The photo made me think of my maternal grandfather, who was born in 1882. Maybe they were buddies, lol. [Click To Enlarge]
I had an idea early last year to put together a Vintage Photo Site so I could share my collection of old photos, which actually didn't exist (it was a work in progress). Something distracted me, so I put the idea on the back burner.
Anyway, here's a photo of a couple celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to them! I wonder how long they made it in the end.
I have no clue who they are ... if you recognize them, let me know. [Click To Enlarge]