Monday, July 15, 2013
The North Texas State Normal College Album 28, The Loose Ones
It's time to return to the North Texas State Normal College Album collection. The actual album pages have all been published, so once again, it's the loose photos that were stuffed between the album pages as they came out, not placed in any order.
The top photo has a studio stamp on the back, "Koen's Studio, MAR 13, 1943 Plainview, Texas" I'm not very good at judging a child's age, but I'm betting the little girl in the photo was probably born in '40 or '41. The other two labeled photos are the "School Days" picture and the young soldier. The girl is labeled "Etta" and the soldier, "PVT. Denny R. Garner June 13, 1966 Ft. Polk, La. To Aunt Etta." I suppose it's possible that she's that Aunt Etta, but I'm thinking she might be a cousin Etta to young Denny. Another relative with the same name. But it's Pvt. Garner that's a bit more interesting. Click on NTSNC in the label's section to bring up the collection. Take a close look at post number 27. The last photo in that post is "Denny, age 11" Take a look at the chins. Same person. I went on line and looked for Dennis R Garner, and I think I found a hit. Dennis R. Garner, born January 10, 1949, Vietnam veteran, died age 47, November 17, 1996, buried Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida. I couldn't find an actual obituary, just the bare facts in the cemetery data base.