This morning I thought I'd play along with Faithful Mommy's Treasure Tuesday. There are few things I treasure more than family photos, and the older the better. This is one of my very favorites:
Those are my paternal grandparents, when they were 22 years old. This picture was taken a couple of months after Pearl Harbor was bombed. My grandfather was stationed in Washington State, and the West Coast was (understandably) under a huge strain after Pearl Harbor was bombed. Blackouts and bombing drills were a regular part of life as residents fully expected that they would be attacked next. My grandmother described it as a frightening time, but still a sweet one for her, as she was still a newlywed in her first home with my grandfather. Only a couple more months after this was taken, my grandfather was deployed for two years. My grandmother wrote to him every single day.