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Thursday, January 9, 2020

San Antonio August 4, 1945

My parents wedding day photo on what I assume is the courthouse steps. Mom was 23 and Dad 24 but both had birthdays within a week after. My Dad's older brother was best man and their new landlady the other witness. They rented a converted enclosed porch and one room as housing was so scarce due to the influx of soldiers.

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  1. You photo is great! My parents converted an attic into living space during that same time frame because housing was so scarce.

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    1. Where did they live? I don't think we know enough about how the war affected lives in the USA other than the internment camps, scrap drives and some rationing. At least I don't.

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  2. Handsome couple. I am a sucker for a fellow in a uniform.

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    1. Well there were certainly lots of them then! Actually my parents met at a USO dance in Illinois and she found him (finally - couldn't remember his name LOL) at the next dance and the rest is history.

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  3. What a priceless photo! They look like they're on a movie set. But, oh, I can practically feel that August heat on those court house steps, and your poor dad and uncle in long-sleeved khaki.

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    1. They were so happy to have survived the air war in Europe for my dad and Asia for my uncle that nothing else gazed them even heat.

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  4. What a wonderful photo.

    God bless.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the photo of your parents! I agree with you Juhli, I don't think we know enough about life back then. You mentioned internment camps--there was one called Camp Ellis, in Fulton County, Illinois, a stone's throw from where I grew up, and we never even knew it was there!

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  6. It's amazing to see photos of our parents when they were young, isn't it!?!

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