Another pinner wrote: "Tearful Goodbyes, Paddington Station, London, 1942. Bert Hardy, the photographer for the Picture Post, records the day to day running of this busy wartime station recording tearful goodbyes of parting couples. This was for an article running in the Picture Post on May 23rd, 1942, called Wartime Terminus. Could have been my grandmother Rose saying goodbye to David, my grandfather."
My Grandfather, Pop, was stationed in France during the First World War and for a few months after Armistice Day. He sent rosy, hopeful and comforting letters home to his Mother, Fannie Fouche Hardy. This design is inspired by the styles of the time plus a little bit of today’s hopeful and comforting approach to styling.
This year on the Fourth of July -- just three days before he turned 99 -- Grandpa donned an Uncle Sam outfit created by my late aunt Susie, hopped on a tricycle my mom decorated with red, white and blue streamers, and rode in the Claremont parade.
A painting depicting Christ, The Prince of Peace, consoling a battle-weary Marine, provides an appropriate background in the Korean tent, Dec. 15, 1952 where Lt. Karl Ernst leads First Division leathernecks in prayer. The painting was executed by one of the marine in the outfit. Lt. Ernst, a Protestant navy chaplain, is from McLean, Texas. (AP Photo/FW)