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Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval August 04, 2012 06:34AM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

While my husband was turning his dad's old desk upside down to repair it, this secret spring-operated compartment opened up! Turns out my father-in-law was quite a Tiger in his college days. . .There were approximately 50 flirtatious letters from 2 different women.

We learned all kinds of things about Dad. Thanks for looking.

Sydney
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Outback August 04, 2012 08:13AM reply | quote
posted by Outback

Amazing find Sydney and another nice photo series.

When I moved my Mom into asssited living we sold her home to afford the new housing. A few months after the new owners moved in they discovered all my Dad's WWII letters home and returned them to me. These letters had been hidden under insulation in the attic of my family home for who knows how many years... what a great way to discover history. I am pleased for your find!

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. (Thomas A. Edison)
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by TG-J (Admin) August 05, 2012 10:05AM reply | quote
posted by TG-J

:) GRRRRreat." tony the tiger". {from childhood memories, thanks to Kellogs Frosties) if my memory serves me well ? tony
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval August 05, 2012 11:37PM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

Thank you for your time and comments, John and Tony--Have a great day.

Sydney
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Crabcakes August 06, 2012 01:42AM reply | quote
posted by Crabcakes

What a wonderful discovery Sydney!

A wonderful story--great captures.

I have recently begun the process of scanning and transcribing a large collection of family "artifacts" including correspondence from this same era between my mom and dad so this really hits home for me. I LOVE these lost little stories from our past.

This is Real History! A treasure that reminds us that history was real people living real lives...not just names and dates.

(Thanks to john as well for sharing his story!)

Johnny Crabcakes

"Failure is the key to success;
Each mistake teaches us something."
--Morihei Ueshiba



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2012 01:44AM by Crabcakes.
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval August 06, 2012 03:12AM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

Johnny--I agree: Evidence from the past reminds us of the struggles and feelings we have in common with those that lived it. Sometimes we can summon the inspiration to do what's right in the present, by looking historical courage in the eye. Good luck archiving your family artifacts.

Sydney
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Victoria Bell August 07, 2012 02:12AM reply | quote
posted by Victoria Bell

Fisheye or wide angle? I love your choice of lens here. Super set!

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Victoria Bell

My Flickr Photostream
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval August 07, 2012 10:45PM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

Thanks, Victoria--Fisheye. (You can get so close to subjects).

Sydney
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Wanda August 25, 2012 05:14PM reply | quote
posted by Wanda

Great shots and subject Sydney!
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval August 25, 2012 11:06PM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

Thanks for your kind remarks, Wanda.

Sydney
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Samurai Photographer August 26, 2012 12:53AM reply | quote
They're all well composed images. Great subject matter for Lensbaby, and you chose interesting compositions for each image.

Doug Sahlin
Author of Mastering the Lensbaby: A step-by-step guide to mastering the Lensbaby and becoming a more creative photographer.The book is available at the Amazon Kindle store. to find out more about the book or to download a sample chapter, click here: [amzn.to]
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval August 26, 2012 02:21AM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

Thanks very much, Doug--Means a lot.

Sydney
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by ErikaP3 August 30, 2012 05:30AM reply | quote
posted by ErikaP3
Love there! Your POV with the LB is perfect! The 1st one is my fave :)
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Rob62 September 06, 2012 03:20PM reply | quote
posted by Rob62

Good story and great series

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Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely (A. Rodin)
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval September 07, 2012 09:58AM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

Thanks for your kind remarks, Erika and Rob!

Sydney
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mungo Park 2 September 08, 2012 08:32PM reply | quote
posted by Mungo Park 2

Love it - you've totally captured the time and the spirit!

You don't take a photograph, you make it.- Ansel Adams
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by jffoto September 08, 2012 10:09PM reply | quote
posted by jffoto
Wonderful story Sydney - very nice series, I like the compositions, my fave is the last image!

Jørgen
[www.jffoto.dk]
Re: Letters from 1941 posted by Mamaoval September 09, 2012 01:16AM reply | quote
posted by Mamaoval

Thank you for looking, Jorgen and MungoPark2! I appreciate your comments a lot.

Sydney

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