Thursday Throwback – Grandpa Oscar and Grandma Doris

1971 Oscar and Doris Eklund

It’s 1971 and it’s Mike’s grandfather Oscar Eklund and his second wife Doris Bader. For Mike this is the grandmother he remembers most. I only met Oscar three times and once was at my wedding.  I suspect this is at their wedding.

However I got to know Doris. We’d go visit her and stay the night when we lived in Kalamazoo. Her sister lived with her then. We’d play cards and listen to stories from when they were younger. Yes Doris there was a Rosie the Riveter in WWII. Her sister was a teacher. They both loved Aaron as a baby and his laugh, he got the giggles there once and has us all in stitches.

Thursday Throwback – Army Mike Xmas

1971-mike-army-xmas

Thowback to 1971 – this is my husband trying out the Arm uniform but in the end he retired from the Navy.  I remember the icicles like that, Mom always liked putting them on our tree.  He looks anxious to get into the presents there under the tree.