Category Archive: memorabilia

12-24-1945 tunnel at Papago Park POW camp

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For the WWII buffs out there, I found pictures my mom took of the tunnel dug out by the German POW’s at the Papago Park camp in Arizona. The story about the prisoner’s… Continue reading

Back to the ’80’s

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Dear Lydia, In honor of your upcoming birthday, I’m about to publish pictures of you when you were 2 and 3 years old.  I tried to weed out most of the embarrassing photos… Continue reading

The great escape (by 25 Nazis) 12-1944

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There are 2 sections to this story: 1.  As told by my mother…who happened to work at the Papago Park POW offices (as you can see by her pass). Once, there was a… Continue reading

Galveston, Texas 1937

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71 years before Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, and a mere 22 years after the 1915 hurricane, my mother visited Galveston, Texas with her parents when she was 23. She returned back to their… Continue reading

More WWII Cartoons

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This one was 1 page folded in half inside a plastic photo protector, so I copied the front and back. As I mentioned in the last post, these clippings are over 70 years… Continue reading

1941 Arizona’s native people

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All right.  I’ll admit it.  I’m probably the worst when it comes to dusting.  And I rarely look at my mom’s photo albums hoping the pictures will remain intact if I don’t bother… Continue reading

Grand Canyon 1941

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Anyone reading my blog over the past 1 or 2 years understands:  The only thing consistent about me is inconsistency.   One day I might write a poem about a dog or a… Continue reading