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Summer evening in the 1940’s. My grandfather Nils and my grandmother Karin, in the frontseat. Nils loved cars and often invited friends for a ride. Back then not many people owned a car. Here they are with friends, all excited as if they were going to fly with an airplane… I love the “helmets” Nils and his friend  are wearing! Nils and Karin had four children. The family runned a store and worked a lot, but also enjoyed a good time with friends. Thanks, krokodilmamman http://ift.tt/1ztYtTu @savefamilyphotos

Summer evening in the 1940’s. My grandfather Nils and my grandmother Karin, in the frontseat. Nils loved cars and often invited friends for a ride. Back then not many people owned a car. Here they are with friends, all excited as if they were going to fly with an airplane… I love the “helmets” Nils and his friend are wearing! Nils and Karin had four children. The family runned a store and worked a lot, but also enjoyed a good time with friends. Thanks, krokodilmamman http://ift.tt/1ztYtTu @savefamilyphotos

Tonight was good. All five of his children and his two favorite daughter-in-laws (yes, we’re the only two) welcomed my father-in-law back home. While it was certainly difficult for him to leave his life and friends in FL, it will be so nice to be able to visit and share life with him again. Welcome home, Dad, we love you! #wwIIveteran #santaofallsantas #daddy-o #navyveteran #sailor #welcomehome #savefamilyphotos Thanks, kcgo2mts http://ift.tt/1s37XSj @savefamilyphotos

Tonight was good. All five of his children and his two favorite daughter-in-laws (yes, we’re the only two) welcomed my father-in-law back home. While it was certainly difficult for him to leave his life and friends in FL, it will be so nice to be able to visit and share life with him again. Welcome home, Dad, we love you! #wwIIveteran #santaofallsantas #daddy-o #navyveteran #sailor #welcomehome #savefamilyphotos Thanks, kcgo2mts http://ift.tt/1s37XSj @savefamilyphotos

I found this photo of my father. He was stationed in British Columbia during WW2. As a medical tech, they received the wounded from the Pacific Campaign.
It was indeed a nice surprise coming onto it. It was in a computer folder of photos that my sister had scanned after a visit with my Aunt. Seeing him as a soldier, reminded me of this quote I had actually read last Veterans Day. Being the cemetery angel fan that I am (as well as many of you) … I did in fact, swell with pride. The service of my father, your fathers and grandfathers. Even as I type, our service men and women serve, fight and die, for liberties we believe are just and honorable. ‘America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.
(Claudia Pemberton)
This photo from 1943 is about pride. Honor. Duty and that service. God Bless The U. S. A. and her soldier/angels. 
#savefamilyphotos Thanks, myronropp http://ift.tt/XczJBF @savefamilyphotos

I found this photo of my father. He was stationed in British Columbia during WW2. As a medical tech, they received the wounded from the Pacific Campaign.
It was indeed a nice surprise coming onto it. It was in a computer folder of photos that my sister had scanned after a visit with my Aunt. Seeing him as a soldier, reminded me of this quote I had actually read last Veterans Day. Being the cemetery angel fan that I am (as well as many of you) … I did in fact, swell with pride. The service of my father, your fathers and grandfathers. Even as I type, our service men and women serve, fight and die, for liberties we believe are just and honorable. ‘America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.
(Claudia Pemberton)
This photo from 1943 is about pride. Honor. Duty and that service. God Bless The U. S. A. and her soldier/angels.
#savefamilyphotos Thanks, myronropp http://ift.tt/XczJBF @savefamilyphotos

Today is my Grandpa Killarney’s birthday. He would have been 101. Born in Hana, Maui, he moved to Oahu to attend Kamehameha School for Boys and in 1935 was asked to colonize Howland Island in the South Pacific with some of his classmates. They lived off the island fish and small supplies from the Coast Guard cutter Itasca for several years to help the US claim Jarvis, Baker, and Howland islands. He worked for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply for 33 years, raised 4 kids with my Grama Fancey Bell, and was taught and baptized by LDS missionaries in Honolulu. He passed away a few months before I was born, but I’ve always felt close to him. 
#hawaii #savefamilyphotos #soproud #grandfather #kamehamehaschools #honolulu #bandw #vintagefilm #film #ksbe #howlandisland #southpacific #hawaiian Thanks, nanceykl http://ift.tt/1lTR8o2 @savefamilyphotos

Today is my Grandpa Killarney’s birthday. He would have been 101. Born in Hana, Maui, he moved to Oahu to attend Kamehameha School for Boys and in 1935 was asked to colonize Howland Island in the South Pacific with some of his classmates. They lived off the island fish and small supplies from the Coast Guard cutter Itasca for several years to help the US claim Jarvis, Baker, and Howland islands. He worked for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply for 33 years, raised 4 kids with my Grama Fancey Bell, and was taught and baptized by LDS missionaries in Honolulu. He passed away a few months before I was born, but I’ve always felt close to him.
#hawaii #savefamilyphotos #soproud #grandfather #kamehamehaschools #honolulu #bandw #vintagefilm #film #ksbe #howlandisland #southpacific #hawaiian Thanks, nanceykl http://ift.tt/1lTR8o2 @savefamilyphotos