My dad, Chuck (or when he was little his mom called him Chuckie) grew up in Michigan with his older sister Gretchen. He was almost called Fritz, but thanks to WWII and anti German sentiment at the time, a nice Anglo name it was. Charles.
I love these pictures.
|Chuck and Gretchen probably 1943??|
|Gretchen said my dad was SO HAPPY when he got this cowboy outfit for Christmas. to me this picture SCREAMS "A Christmas Story".|
|My grandparents (L and R) and Aunt Gretchen in the back of the sign. In 1958 they went to Sequoia National Park. I think my dad must have been taking this picture.|
I am going to try and post more family photos on a regular basis. I love throwbacks.