My sister and I found these Tampa Tribune article clippings last week. They're from 1966 when my grandfather came home from Vietnam. Yesterday was Memorial Day, which is to remember soldiers who died in combat, thankful my grandfather, Ray C Farley didn't, but he did die very young from cancer more than likely linked to Agent Orange - used in Vietnam to clear the trees and bushes. He's a bit about my grandfather.
I love this photo of my grandparents, I have it framed at home.
The article of course made me teary eyed, but also cracked me up at the same time. Look at the "except for the Kerosene episode," bahahaha my uncle drank from a soda can of Kerosene (very scary at the time, but funny to read 40+ years later). It was the 60's, apparently people left Kerosene sitting around.
I can imagine how my grandmother was then - just as amazing and calm as she is today.
These photos may be staged but they're sweet. They look so "All American"- guess that was the goal.
Just thought I'd share these photos with you all! This is the complete opposite of the way Danny, Lauren, and I grew up - both my mom and dad were around all the time. I feel lucky and thankful for that.Pin It