Bright Smiles

16 Jan

I absolutely love this photo.

It is 1951. My parents are engaged. Dad is in the army and will be deployed to Japan and then Korea. They will marry in June 1951, when he is on a two-week leave before his deployment.

In this photo, my Mom, far left, is with her future family. My father’s sister, mother and grandmother. (My Aunt Leona, or Yoey, Grandma Esther, and my Great Grandma Rae.) I believe it is at the shower held at my Grandma’s apartment in the Bronx, when Mom met all the women in the family. We actually have a movie of this event.

I love their smiles and faces of joy. My Grandma is looking at my Mom with so much love.

I smile whenever I see this.

5 Responses to “Bright Smiles”

  1. Amy January 16, 2020 at 2:46 pm #

    That is wonderful that your grandmother was so happy about her future daughter-in-law. I hope that love continued!

    • zicharon January 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

      We were so fortunate to spend every summer with all four of my grandparents in the Catskills. Every day my grandmothers, along with my great aunt and a friend played canasta. There is a blog about it, one of my first. Our family was very close.

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