This family gathering in 1945 reminds me of our family around the Thanksgiving table so long ago.
On Thanksgiving, 1945, my Dad, Lad, was still in the Army officially but would be out very soon. He and Marian were on furlough in Trumbull. Dick was in South Carolina waiting to be discharged and Jean was in Trumbull waiting for him. Ced was visiting from Alaska and would be picking up his new plane, being built in Alliance, Ohio, to fly back. I also believe Aunt Elsie Duryee, Grandpa’s sister, was there. Biss (Elizabeth), her husband Zeke and their two boys, Butch and Marty came for dinner. Aunt Betty was also there.
l to rt – the back of Zeke’s head, Ced, Grandpa, Aunt Elsie, Lad.
l to r – Aunt Betty, Lad, Marian, Grandpa, and Jean. Notice the china.
A dinner plate.
This is a close-up of the china. I am blessed with several pieces.