Ever since I was a child in the 50's I've loved the big band era and the pin- up girls.I think the fascination with the pin-up girls came from my maternal Grandmother. My Mom and I lived with her and my Grandfather after my Dad was killed in the Korean War. The radio was on all day long. I can hear a Glen Miller song and my heart immediately goes back in time to the days spent with Granny had a sister, Delphi. (pronounced del'phie). Delphi served as a welder during war time. She would mail Granny photos of her in her welding gear and dressed as a pin-up. She was beautiful. Granny would set with those photos in her tired over-worked hands for hours. I know she loved Delphi deeply but I also think there was a part of her heart that wished she could have walked in Delphi's shoes once in awhile. Granny and Grandpa were married very young, she was fourteen. The had four girls and then in her forties she had a son, after the girls were pretty well grown and out of the home. As a matter of fact the son was six months older than me . I think there were many times through the early years my Grandfather may not have given her the easy life. He was pron to drinking, gambling and goodness knows what other family secrets I might not have been aware of..................times were hard for Granny and she was a hard working, good housekeeping woman. She passed away at the age of 57. I miss and think of her everyday..................
With warm thoughts in my heart today........I give you two pretty pin-ups
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