The 5th generation picture of Grandpa with Kaysen(sp? not sure on that). I love my Grandpa's smile in this picture...
Fun Facts about 1919...
- The League of Nations was formed
- Edsel Ford succeeds his father as head of the Ford Motor Company
- A & W root beer was introduced
- Black Sox scandal - the Cincinnati Reds "win" the World Series
- The Treaty of Versailles was signed...ending WWI
- Bentley Motors was founded
- Oregon becomes the 1st US state to place a 1 cent per gallon tax on gasoline
- Babe Ruth hit 29 home runs for the Boston Red Sox breaking the single-season record
- The pogo stick toy was introduced
- The 18th Amendement authorizing Prohibition went into effect in the US. A side fact said along with that...that it opened the door for Al Capone to make 100 million dollars a year at a time when most folks made $1,000/yr. at the time.
Some more pictures from the day. I am actually upset because I really wanted a picture of my Dad, Grandpa, and his two sisters Nancy and Pam....it is not often when everyone gets together, but perhaps next time:)
I pretty much got everyone except my My dad...how horrible is that?, Grandpa, and his sisters together except my Uncle Peter (Nancy's husband...)
My Grandpa and I have always been close...although lately for some reason my schedule has prevented me from seeing him as often as I am usually used to:(
Everyone says I remind them of my Grandma Gladyce and boy were they a pair...it was a great time like I said, and I love my Grandpa very much...during elementary, junior high, and high school years we grew up right down the street from my Grandpa...how fun was that! We have so many more memories to make, but he sure loves my girls and that is so neat everytime he sees them:)
Blessings from us all!