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Saturday Snapshot

January 22, 2011

I promise I’ll stop showing these old pictures soon, but just couldn’t resist posting this one.  Of all the photos we brought home from my parents’, this one is Carl’s favorite.  There’s just something about it that speaks to him.  This is another time when we wish we knew more about the photo.  My dad is on the right but we don’t know who the other man is, since it’s not labeled.  We believe this was taken aboard the USS Rendova around 1947 or 1948.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Alyce’s site.

38 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2011 12:03 pm

    Simply amazing.

  2. January 22, 2011 12:24 pm

    This is another one that sparks a story for me. I love it, the camaraderie is so lovely. 🙂

  3. Genna Sarnak permalink
    January 22, 2011 12:58 pm

    Wow, this is so interesting! What a springboard! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. January 22, 2011 1:15 pm

    I love the old photos because I love looking back at a different time. Your post reminds me that I need to be better about writing on the back of my old photos.

  5. January 22, 2011 1:47 pm

    That is an awesome photo — I agree with Carl!

  6. January 22, 2011 2:05 pm

    This is such a great series! I’m enjoying seeing the pictures.

  7. January 22, 2011 2:22 pm

    I’m so embarrased, I had posted a photo of a gentleman in a uniform that one of the bloggers was trying to identify. And immediately forgot for who I was looking. Was that you? My husbands cousin is still working on it, apparently his vision is limited these days, sorry if I hear anything… If it’s not you, know I’m a natural blond.

  8. January 22, 2011 2:24 pm

    what an incredible picture…it’s like history coming alive!

  9. January 22, 2011 2:25 pm

    I adore old photos and I would not stop sharing them. They are brilliant and should not be forgotten.

  10. January 22, 2011 3:17 pm

    These old photos are so great Kathy. You dad was very handsome.

  11. January 22, 2011 4:37 pm

    I don’t know why you want to stop showing these old photos as they are great. They remind me of all the ones my parents and grandparents had. We used to have so much fun going through them.

  12. January 22, 2011 5:00 pm

    It is just the thought of what our dads went through during that war…the photo is fantastic…

  13. January 22, 2011 5:05 pm

    No, don’t stop. I’m enjoying these photos too. They are a wonderful window to the past.

    • Carol Wong permalink
      January 22, 2011 5:27 pm

      Please stop, I love your photos.


      • Carol Wong permalink
        January 22, 2011 5:28 pm

        Good Grief! I meant please don’t stop!

    • January 22, 2011 6:00 pm

      Please don’t stop sharing these photos. They are amazing! This one especially as there’s such a quality of protectiveness in the friendship on the part of your dad (the other man looks so young). You could write stories for each…

  14. January 22, 2011 7:35 pm

    Love this picture! Thanks for sharing.

  15. January 22, 2011 8:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing Kathy. I love looking at old photos.

  16. January 22, 2011 9:17 pm

    I hope you continue to post pictures on a regular basis; they are so special! Your dad sure was a looker 🙂

  17. January 22, 2011 10:32 pm

    Lovely picture. I can just imagine the story of the unknown young man next to your dad.

  18. January 22, 2011 11:31 pm

    I agree with everyone. These are wonderful photos and I hope you keep showing them! It’s too bad you don’t more behind this one. That can be so frustrating. Your father is very handsome and I’m sure there is an amazing story there.

  19. January 23, 2011 1:28 am

    I think its lovely that you have this older photographs of family. I wish I had a few more.

  20. January 23, 2011 2:21 am

    I kove seeing these old pics, you are so lucky to have them. The clothes are a hoot.

  21. January 23, 2011 5:32 am

    don’t stop posting pics, especially the ones from the past with your dad & mom’s youthful days. I agree with your hubby this one is special.

  22. January 23, 2011 6:51 am

    What a great photo! I love old photos like this! I have several of my grandfather when he was in service and they fascinate me. I hope you will continue to share your photos for awhile yet, I love seeing them!

  23. Veens permalink
    January 23, 2011 8:03 am

    Please do not stop posting these pics, they are all so wonderful and thank YOU for sharing them with us!!

    Lovely pic, and I must say your Dad looks very very Handsome in this. Looks like a movie star 🙂

  24. January 23, 2011 8:32 am

    Oh, this is great! Out of four of my grandparents, three were in the navy. One was a Vice Admiral so we have some really amazing pictures from the 30s and 40s/ This one’s a keep for sure!

  25. January 23, 2011 8:48 am

    I love the old pictures! Makes me want to dig some out to post.

  26. stacybuckeye permalink
    January 23, 2011 5:18 pm

    I’m loving these old photos. Just went trhough some today with my parents. I love the friendship you can see in the picture.

  27. January 23, 2011 5:32 pm

    don’t stop…I love them!!! Great photo..interesting mystery to try to solve 😀

  28. January 23, 2011 8:57 pm

    DON’T STOP!!

    I wonder if there’s a historian/archivist for the ship that might be able to figure out who the other man is …

  29. January 23, 2011 9:08 pm

    I love these old photos!! Don’t stop sharing them!

  30. January 24, 2011 10:29 am

    Yet another vote for continuing to show us the old family photos.

  31. January 24, 2011 6:49 pm

    What a great picture! Both men look so friendly and happy. 🙂 And NO!! Don’t stop sharing the old photos – I just love them.

  32. January 25, 2011 12:48 pm

    I love seeing the old photo’s! There’s just something about this one too.

  33. January 25, 2011 8:17 pm

    Let me chime in too – love the old pictures – don’t stop!

  34. January 26, 2011 3:53 pm

    Great photo. He must have been one of your dad’s buddies but it sure would be nice to know for sure, wouldn’t it? These pictures you got from your parents house are just priceless and precious.

  35. January 30, 2011 7:00 pm

    I’m loving the series so much so I’m really hoping you wouldn’t stop. Please don’t stop?

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