Veterans Day-WWII MEMORIES and Vintage Photos

The Crew, England, WWII

My Dad served in the Army following Pearl Harbor. As a Colorado School of Mines Engineering student who already had an Associate’s degree from Kemper Military School, he served in the 373d Engineer G.S. Regiment, Company D. He was drafted when he was 21, in 1943 and discharged as a Sergeant, 68 points, on November 10, 1945. He served 35 months.  The photo’s are from his service years.  He never talked much about the war, but we have a lot of war memorabilia. When asked about WWII, Dad said “Sheer luxury in the army was a cigarette, we each got …

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It’s Snowing!

We are having the first snowfall of the season today. It’s another day when I am thankful to work from home. I worked on Healthcare Coalition quarterly material on my laptop for a couple of hours this morning. There is a lot to do in Wyoming in the winter, but we need a few more inches of base on the mountain before we can ski. Jackson Hole is reporting 14 inches right now! I took a couple of phone video’s of snow falling. Once I get them edited, I may add them to this post. We usually ski about an …

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Throwback Thursday-Superior, WY Orchestra Vintage Photo

One of my grandfather’s moved to Hanna, Wyoming from England in 1905 to work in the Union Pacific (U.P.) coal mine. By 1926 he was the mine superintendent at the D.O. Clark mine in Superior, a position he held for decades. He was also musically gifted. He could play any instrument without  lessons. One of his great joys was participating in the Superior Orchestra, or so I was told. He died before I was born. I have additional mine photo’s I will be posting in the future. South Superior was once known as “White City” because the workers lived in white tents until company housing could be built. Both of my parent’s grew up in Superior, their fathers both working for the mine.

 

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Throwback Thursday-1945 Proper UW Female Class Attire

A friend of mine went back to college as an adult. She is a single Mom and completing her bachelors degree in order to better support herself and her daughter, and to make a difference in the world through her chosen profession. She was a wee bit stressed over assignments and I sent her this photo to cheer her up with the note “it could be worse, you could have to dress like this to attend class every day”. I have my parents photo albums. We’ve donated some black and white photos, sold some of people we cannot identify to …

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