Monday, October 3, 2011
Little Mysteries At Each Step
The above is a postcard from my grandpa to my aunt (his young daughter) when he was in training. Does anyone know the right things to try to get this to expose in a way (digitally) that I might be able to read the writing? Some of my favorites are the letters to the kids, and I'm sure this is just a little note, but I figure it must be fixable... I just don't know how. That's how all of this seems to go right now. I know most of the people in a picture, but who is that one guy? This box of Oddfellows jewelry is labeled as belonging to one uncle, but then why is the name on the certificates someone else's (who I don't know). I'm starting to understand what Grandpa's ship was doing during the war, but what does a Quartermaster actually do? The cool thing is that some of these little mysteries are solvable. I know a bit about what a Quartermaster does now, and intend to learn more. I may never know who that guy is, but I may take the picture to my aunt next week and she'll know exactly who he is. It's wonderful having these little wonders in my life.
And on a completely different note, my family and I are moving houses in the next month, and so posting has been light and may continue to be light. I'm not really sure. But don't worry, I'm still here, and I promise I have a huge stack of letters and pictures and odds and ends still waiting to be explored, so there will be much more to come. Thanks for hanging in there with me.