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Monday, December 30, 2019

A Beginning, A Homecoming

                                                                    

Yep, time to get back to the Memory Monday thingofamagig!

After my very short stay in San Diego, I was once again train-bound for Alabama.

It was a long, hot summer!
Me pregnant, alone all day long
I slept a lot. 
Mama didn't have air-conditioning! 


And, then I woke up one early morning with pains.
Little Linda Marie arrived, all healthy and beautiful.
A telegram was sent to her Daddy who was busy fighting war in Korea.

She was this age (3 1/2 months) the first time he saw her.


Yes, here I was again headed back to San Diego. I was getting to be quite the traveler by now
however...
I had never been on a plane before.
Scared out of my wits to get out of my seat! 
It was a long flight, needless to say.

I did have some interesting fellow passengers. Broderick Crawford sat across the aisle from me. I know, nobody knows who that is anymore. I'm older than mud so I remember. He was an actor and tv star, big burly guy.
And, Rory Calhoun and his wife Lita was farther back in the cabin. 
Again, a very popular actor, handsome, too. 
So, it's my first plane ride and my first actors.
Pretty cool.

Elbert met us at the airport. There were sailors everywhere! And, I just about walked right past him. He had a mustache! 
The first and only time I might add.
It was gone the next morning.
I took care of that!


And, so we start our life as a family of three. 


10 comments:

  1. Wars do keep families apart. Funny about him and the mustache. Glad you got him to shave.
    I remember Broderick Crawford and was a bit crushy on Rory Calhoun. Loved his widows peak.

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  2. Alabama summer + pregnant + no air conditioning—oh, goodness, how did you survive!?! Wonderful photos of the beautiful mama and baby. And look at those sweet little hand knit booties.

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  3. Your baby daughter was very cute, Latane, and sure she is a lovely woman today. Yes, I do remember Broderick Crawford as he starred in auite a few police or crime dramas. And Rory Calhoun starred in Westerns, I believe.

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  4. I love reading your stories! And I remember both actors!

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  5. Wow---you really got around, and you're so pretty and your hubby so handsome.
    I love your stories!

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  6. Enjoyed reading these memories. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  7. Oh my, yes I do remember Broderick Crawford and Rory Calhoun. Such wonderful memories. Your photos are wonderful. You have a beautiful family. I'm really enjoying this trip down memory lane. You have a wonderful New Year. Hugs, Edna B.

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  8. Another interesting segment of your life revealed. What a place to be when you are pregnant. Wow you must have been so uncomfortable. Lovely baby photos. Happy and healthy 2020

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  9. What a great time remembered and that your family was all together again. WOW you were hanging out with famous people:) Have a blessed day and New Year ahead! HUGS!

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  10. Sweet memories!
    I was thinking of you last Saturday. We went to my niece's house in Madison, AL. As we crossed the Tennessee River at Decatur, I remembered your son lives in that area.
    Happy New Year!

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