It’s time to get back to Sig’s scrapbook – you can read the first installment of Scrapbook #3 HERE.
Several group photos on the next few pages with nothing identifying them other than the date. Although they were glued to the page, I was able to carefully peek behind the photo to ensure there was nothing written there. Nope.
So the only notation on this was the date – December 23, 1945. But after scanning and scanning the photo, I just couldn’t see him even though I figured he must have been in the group shot. So I did what people of today do – I zoomed in and found him! What was the event?
Then another from December 23, 1948 that gave me a little more information.
So I wonder what’s going on here? I went to newspapers.com and did a search and came up with this article from from The Fresno Bee Republican, December 22, 1948, page 13.
Okay, that makes sense as I knew Sig was involved with the nursing program. And look – he headed the committee and was at the microphone.
And another photo with the nurses from December 24, 1950. Sig is easy to pick out – I sure wish I knew who the others were. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any newspaper article about this.
And then some clippings about War Dads. I’ve looked for some information about this organization but need to research further. Interestingly, one of my searches took me to a blog that I’d read several years ago. While Sig didn’t note the newspaper or date, I was able to find the publication dates of these two articles. I love the way Sig made notations to point the reader to his name – thanks, Grandpa!
Fresno Bee Republican, June 30, 1944, page 9
The Fresno Bee Republican, July 10, 1944, page 7
And then a few stories about Comrade Sig Levy – did War Dads call their members Comrades? I need to figure that out! I sure hope that the readers heeded the warning to not visit him so he could get his rest.
Huh? A parade that turned out to be a parade? Not sure what the surprise was.
This last article showed me the non political correctness of the time – it provides a window into how far we’ve come in the last 50+ years. I thought about not sharing the article, but since it references my “crack track runner” dad I just have to include it. So, I’ve redacted the reference to how short my grandfather was.
Gordon didn't get his legs from his Dad. Hahaha!
My grandfather, Sig Levy, was a busy guy!