Monday, November 9, 2015
Melvine's Album Page, The Other Side
I looked it up, and couldn't find a Roxbury Heights in Buffalo, Wyoming. I did, however, find one in Seattle, Washington. The last post found a first and third grade Melvine in Wyoming. in 1940 and 1942, the year before and the year after America's entry into Word War 2. On this side of the album page, Mel is twelve years old, so probably around 1946 or 47. I suspect the war moved Melvine and her family from rural Wyoming to war work at one of the aircraft factories or shipyards around Puget Sound. The war is over and there's no reason to return to small town life.
My father, a World War 2 veteran thought the war was good for a lot of Americans. His reasoning was that both the war and the great depression forced people, content to live small town, isolated lives, into the greater world around them. Of course, he survived.
For those having trouble reading the captions, in order, "Mel & Penny," "Bev Ron Marie & Judy," "Mel-12 yr old," "Birthday party 12 yr old Roxbury Hgts," "Mel," "Mel & Baby Ann Peirson," "Mel," and "Mel at Ann Butlers."