A few weekends ago, we celebrated Grandma Peggy’s birthday. Friends and family gathered at her neighborhood clubhouse where we looked at the numerous picture displays, shared a luncheon, and toasted her 90 years!
In looking over the picture boards on display, I was surprised to find out a few facts about my grandma:
- She was the secretary of the Civil Air Patrol (my grandpa Bob was a member). This picture was taken at American Airport, which became Douglas Airport and is now known as O’Hare International.
- She oil painted over GI’s black and white photos so that the GI’s parents could have a color photo of their son. This picture was taken in 1944 at Fort Leonard Studio on the army base.
- She was one of the finalists in a Fort Hood pin-up girl competition and sewed the gold bikini she wore for the contest.
- I found three pictures that I absolutely love of my grandmother. I didn’t know that these existed until I saw them on display at the party. Isn’t she beautiful?!
The entire afternoon was lovely and my grandma was very moved to see all of us gathered in honor of her very full life!