I look at this photograph that includes my grandfather and I wonder what he was thinking at this given moment. Did he have a choice whether or not to serve or was it an expectation to serve in the Navy? I didn't know this Grandfather very well even though we spent several years passing letters back and forth when I was a high school senior and young mother. The letters were mostly about day to day things..raising children, cooking, planting a garden and just surviving life as it was for him and as it was for me.
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