Monday, January 12, 2015

A is for a very vintage Alaska

Way back when..... I was a young girl in love with this sailor. Tall, Dark, Handsome. Oh MY!!!

But, I was in school in Alabama and he was in the Navy in California doing what Uncle Sam ordered him to do.

I get this letter telling me that his unit is being sent to ALASKA.  Where it was very cold. They were testing out cold weather equipment and clothing. Our government was afraid that we'd go to war with Russia and our boys would be faced with the coldest cold they could image.

So my A for ABC WEDNESDAY is ALASKA. 

I am also linking with ROAN'S RUBBISH TUESDAY . These pictures are very vintage... abt. 1949.


22 comments:

  1. WOW, then I'm really vintage! Sounds classier that old. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. Where in Alaska is this, Latane? The town looks pretty young.

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  3. Sweet story and beautiful vintage photos!

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  4. I loved Alaska when I visited some years ago. Of course it's 'grown up' a lot since these pics were taken - but I love them and often wish I could back in time and see places as they used to be. . . . . . . weren't they 'the good old days'?????

    Mary -

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  5. Love your A is for Alaska! Great vintage photos Mom! Sure looks a lot colder than I want to be in! :-) The old photos are great for Rubbish Tuesday! You see how my Rubbish Tuesday worked well becoming A for Ancestors. Now I have to start thinking of a good B for next week! :-)

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  6. I love the vintage photos. Thanks for sharing the story and images.. Have a happy day!

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  7. Great vintage pics. Looks like I would imagine Alaska to look...cold!

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  8. Wonderful vintage photos. Our son in law had to go for cold weather training in the Marines just recently. For Afghanistan they had to be trained for the cold and for desert conditions, too. He trained in both climates.

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  9. the pics are in great shape for being that old and it looks cooooollllddd there.

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  10. I have enjoyed this visit to alaska, thanks for taking me.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/outside-fruit-stall-one-for-boys.html

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  11. ah, aging pictures of the near ARCTIC!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday

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  12. Strangely enough I think I should like to see Alaska for some weeks in winter! Great post!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  13. Beautiful photos (and such a sweet story behind it too, haha), I love looking at old photos and old postcards of cities:)

    Have never been to Alaska, it looks really cold.:S

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  14. Must be very cold there !
    Gattina
    ABC Wednesday
    http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great pictures love to have seen them

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  16. Oh how interesting. Very cool old pictures.

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  17. Wow talk about extremes, California to Alaska would be a bit of a shock. I love old photographs.

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  18. Love old photos. Thanks for sharing these!

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