Gordon Levy, 50th birthday, February 1927
Several years ago I wrote a bit about Dad’s baby book – what a gift to have that to look back on. You can read about it HERE. So today I pulled it out and revisited Dad’s early life.
Interesting birth announcement. From what I know, the Sciots’ are a Masonic organization and this must have been a newsletter. I wish I knew the date of this but I’m guessing it wasn’t too long after the birth.
Dad and his brother, Rob, were always close but it’s good to know that bond started when they were young. Here they are in September, 1927 – Dad was 7 months old and Rob was approaching his 7th birthday.
In 1928, Dad celebrated his first birthday. I love that Uncle Wilt, Grandma’s brother, sent a telegram. And it seemed like Wilt’s name was butchered quite a bit – he probably got used to being called Will.
And a cute little card from Uncle Leon, Grandpa’s older brother. I’m so happy Grandma put the date on it.
What fun to read about Dad’s first birthday party.
And look at that – we know that along with the birthday card Leon sent $5.00, which was close to $70 today. Grandma and Grandpa would have been Bertha (Schwartz) and Abe Gunzendorfer as both Levy grandparents were gone by 1928. Hermina and Gilda Levy were Dad’s cousins (Ben Levy’s daughters) as were Herbie and Barbara (Herb Levy’s children). The only name that doesn’t look familiar is Ruth Ann Winkler.
This picture of Dad is from about 1928. My brother as a toddler sure looked a lot like him. And that sure looks like an interesting bike.
Dad is adorable in this little bathing suit and it looks like he’s having fun in the sandbox.
Then came his second birthday – thank you again, Grandma, for labeling things for me!
And a few other photos from 1929.
Rock the hat, Dad!
I love to see families together – it gives a good snapshot of a moment in time. Here’s Dad with his brother, mother, and grandparents, Abe and Bertha (Schwartz) Gunzendorfer. Nice looking family!
The years flew by and one birthday ran into the next. And while I don’t have a picture of his 78th (and last) birthday, I do have a photo from just a few months later.
Happy 90th birthday, Dad!