But what interested me was the notice that I found in the bottom of the box:
I had seen ration vouchers for gasoline, tires, etc. but had never seen nor heard of this type of scarcity. But it is no surprise, when you think about it, and the prints were smaller than normal to also save photo paper. All types of things were needed for the war effort.
I remember some things from World War 2, how many things do you remember? I can remember my Mother holding me up and showing me a picture of my Dad. She would keep telling me that the fellow in that picture was my Dad and that he would be coming home someday soon. She did this often so that I would recognize and know who my father was when he did return to us.
OK, must prove that I was alive and kicking way back then. Here are some more old pictures that were in the same little box that the notice was in. Knowing my Mother, she would never mix up pictures and all would have been developed at the same time. Here is a picture of my Mother and me. Anyone know what make and year that car is in the background?
And here is one of just me:
And one taken up close:
I also remember other things from my early child-hood. At about the same age as the above pictures, my Grandfather was taking me for a walk and I ran away from him. When I got older, I regretted doing that. Will always remember his voice yelling at me, there was fear in it. Sadly, he passed away before I reached the age of six.
Other memories of that time period where playing in the snow (loved the snow) and the big oval etched glass window in our front door. My Mother and I lived in one half of a rented duplex while my dad was serving in WW2, and it had this neat front door. At least, I thought so.
How about something not as far back in time? Do you remember the four engine constellations? I can remember going to the Airport to pick up relatives and watching those sleek triple tail air-liners coming and going. There seemed to be excitement in the air at the terminals back then.
Do you realize that it has been over 40 years since the first moon landing? I remember my parents came over for a visit and my two sons, my Mom and Dad, and my wife and I were glued to that back and white TV screen as the fist man stepped on the moon. We were full of such hope for the great and unknown future of space travel. But look what happened, almost nothing!! Granted, unmanned missions have done spectacular things, but how long has it been since man last walked on anything extraterrestrial, even our moon?
Dang, how did I get from a ration notice to space travel? Go figure. . .