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Taken June, 1947, at the farm of the author’s uncle and the brother of Avis. From left to right, top: Nana, the author’s grandmother, age 51; Emily, the author’s great-grandmother, age 76; Avis, the author’s mother, age 28. Bottom: the author, age 3 ½. The crease in the photo was made by Avis when she folded it and placed it in her album, with the author hidden from view.

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John, the author’s father, age 33. Approximately 1943, probably at Ft. Benning.

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Photo taken December, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. From left to right: Mike, the author’s brother, age 4½; Bing, the family dog; Avis, the author’s mother, age 25; the author, age 10 months.

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The author, age 28-30 months. 1946.

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At the Veteran’s Administration, in downtown Detroit. From left to right: Spens, age 4; the author, age, 7. 1951.

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Photo taken in 1954, while on a day trip to Walled Lake with the author’s father. From left to right: the author, age 10; Mike, the author’s brother, age 14 ½;Spens, the author’s brother, age 6.