As I continue on with the scrapbook, it hit me that I don’t think I’ll have enough hours in the day, or days in the week, or weeks in the year, to adequately document these scrapbooks. While there is a lot of interesting information, it just can’t be done. So I’ll quit stressing about it and just document things that pertain to Sig and are the most interesting, not to mention the easiest to scan.
I wish this had a date on it but based on other things on this page, I’d guess it to be from somewhere in the 1944-1946 range.
One thing that I’ve learned about my grandfather is that he was involved in A LOT of things. This article is from October 13, 1946.
I learned a little about Victor Mature.
Of course I had to meet with my best friend Google to learn a little more about him. While I don’t remember him specifically, I did learn that he starred in about 50 movies from 1939 until the early 1970’s. I wonder if my grandparents, or my parents, ever went to the theater to check him out.
Sig was a planner for Flag Week. How patriotic he must have felt to see a flag in front of every home and business in Fresno.
Let’s not skip by this article highlighting the advertiser in the news for February, 1947 – Sig Levy!
It doesn’t look like Sig was “counted” as a veteran. I’m not sure why since he served during WWI.
I knew I’d seen something about the train wreck when I blogged HERE. Something tells me I’m going to find out more about this event.
Last year I wrote about Sig and Loraine cruising to Hawaii HERE. How fun to see the same photo was published in the newspaper and Sig included it in his scrapbook. Sure enough, it was from their cruise in 1949.
Here we see the class of 1920, both 2nd and 3rd, to have a Levy brother included – Sig in the 2nd class, older brother Herb in the 3rd class. And there’s Leon in the class of 1922.
I’m sure this was important but I just don’t know what it all means.
Last, but not least, was this from the America Red Cross Arsenal in 1944. What makes it special is that the son they refer to was my dad, Gordon Levy.
While it’s completely overwhelming to think about capturing all of this, I do appreciate that my grandparents saved everything and have given me the opportunity to get a glimpse into their lives.