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While I was visiting my family last summer in Portland, Oregon, I scanned a lot of photos from my Grandmother’s photo albums. I stumbled across this photo, nonchalantly intermingled with some other (less racy) photos. My jaw dropped open.

Gramma, circa 1942

“Gramma! Look at you!!” I said. She shrugged and said, “Yeah, that’s me.” So modest. (I would have kept that photo stapled to my shirt yelling ‘yeah, this is ME!’)

She then proceeded to tell me that was the photo she mailed to my Grampa when he was overseas during World War II. No wonder he worked so hard to come back! 

(The two would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this August, if not for the passing of my Grampa last July).

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Gramma was a Hottie! — 10 Comments

  1. That is so cool.

    And I love your comment – I would have kept that photo stapled to my shirt yelling ‘yeah, this is ME!’

    Dee at Shakin’ the Family Tree

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