This is clearly a purchased photo of some sort but it’s interesting to see what things looked like in 1940.
And here’s my grandmother, Loraine (Gunzendorfer) Levy, in front of the Vista House that can be seen in the photo above.
Once again, stylish clothes with a hat to match. One thing I remember about my grandmother is that she was ALWAYS dressed to the nines!
I did a quick search to see if she was, in fact, standing in front of the Vista House and to see if there were many changes. Looks like those are the same windows.
Photo by Frank Kovalchek
This seemed to excite the scrapbooker.
And then I turned the page and saw this.
Ha! Not sure if it means the trip was getting tiresome or the bills that were on the page.
$6.50 for one room. They must have decided to share that night. Wonder who they called for 80 cents?
Here’s my dad in front of the Coquille Coffee Shop. Being that he never drank coffee, I wonder what he ordered.
And then another bill from the Hotel Benson. Same date – July 9. Must be an error as I’m sure they weren’t in two places at once.
I’m guessing they stayed here for 2-3 nights – I can’t imagine $36.00 for one room. Glad they were able to get their laundry done!
I looked to find some photos of the hotel and sure enough, it is still around today. I can imagine it was just as fine in 1940.
Photos by Sporst
Last but not least was something titled “Don’t Peek”.
Of course, the first thing I had to do was PEEK!
Looks like they wired ahead on July 8 to make their reservation for the following night. Could they have changed their reservation from The Benson to arrive on July 10? I had to laugh that on the back of the “Don’t Peek” things, someone wrote “It was the siliest thing of the trip”. What was silly? Wiring ahead to change/make a reservation? The fact that someone wrote “Don’t Peek” knowing the first thing anyone would do was, in fact, PEEK?
On to the next adventures!