My Grandpa Harry: Small in Stature, Large in Spirit
This is my grandfather Harry (we called him Ha) and his brother Frank in the 1920s.
Ha grew up to become an engineer who designed some of the first modern elevators and passenger planes. On weekends, he was a big band trumpet player touring the northeast. He met my grandmother, Louise (we called her Lulu) when she was singing for another band. They fell in love and started playing together.
Lulu managed the family money, oversaw its investment, and grew the money she and Ha had. On top of this, she started her own crochet textile business called Shirret (still operating today) during the week while my grandfather was working as an engineer!
Although Lulu and Ha were both small in stature (Ha was 5’6, Lulu 5′), they were large in spirit. They were spry, lively, and graceful.
They were amazing. ~shared by @julietbrett