Friday, November 13, 2015
Written on the back "January-1941 Big Pines" I'm always fascinated when I find a photo dated a year or so before America's entry into World War 2. It's natural to be curious about the lives of people in photographs, and when the image is of people who are about to be thrust into the most destructive war in world history, the most obvious thing to wonder is this; Did this person die in the war? These two guys look to be in the sweet spot for military service and it's quite certain that at least one of them was in the military, probably both. But did they survive? And if they did, did they come back unscathed?
Big Pines is a small community in The Angeles National Forest. It abuts Wrightwood.