I didn’t know the story about this photo before. So I called my Aunt and asked her. She being sharper than a tack, knew exactly the photograph I was talking about.
Arnie and me in ‘53
This is my Uncle Arnold and my Aunt Anna, siblings of my fathers. Their Mother (My Grandmother died in June of 1953.) This photo was taken at the train station in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. Uncle Arnold had been home for the funeral and he was headed back to Norfolk Virginia where he was stationed. He was in the Navy.
I had never heard my Uncle Arnold referred to as Arnie before, when I asked my Aunt she laughed and said “I did it just to irritate him.”
Aunt Anna celebrated her birthday on Monday. She was 18 years old in this photo in 1953. Uncle Arnold was 21. Uncle Arnold died of a massive heart attack in April of 1992 he was just 60 years old. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, he was a farmer and a carpenter.
My Dad and my Aunt Anna are the only siblings still living, out of fourteen only two remain:)