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
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. 


  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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  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

  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!

  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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