May 4th, 2007

New Tilley Hat

Random picture of the day

A pre-Mother's Day twofer!

"I can tell you exactly when this is from," says my mother Ethel, "1942, Westover Air Base. I was 17." It was The War, and this was Westover Army Air Base (before there was an Air Force), now Westover Air Reserve Base. I didn't scan the id button, and mom says it's okay to post the ID number after all these years...

Westover Air Base ID for Ethel Grodzins
Westover Air Base ID for Ethel Grodzins, 1942


56 years later, she travels to China and has her picture taken amid the Terracotta Army. July, 1998.

Ethel Grodzins Romm amid Terracotta Army
Ethel Grodzins Romm amid Terracotta Army in Xian, China. July, 1998.