Like so many fathers, he took most of the pictures that end up on the family albums, so there are few of him to enjoy.
Grandma J has his Army picture.....somewhere. But, she wants to share this worn and tattered one with you, because this is how she remembers him the most. Relaxing at the beach. The best memories ever.
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This particular one was taken at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire in the early fifties. When they still lived in Rhode Island, Grandma J's family spent their vacations there every summer. Grandma J's uncle owned several bungalow cottages and let them have one for a couple of weeks every year. She remembers all the fun times with her cousins on the boardwalk at night.
Grandma J loves the old ice truck in the background, and her dad's Sperry Topsiders with his cigarettes tucked inside.
Is it any wonder Grandma J's father moved his family to a beach side community when they moved to CA?
xoxo Grandma J