More Pictures

I have scanned another batch of old pictures that came from the storage locker. These are mostly of Harold and his family. Harold was born in August of 1919. Harold could be described as a blizzard baby or blackout baby. A blizzard baby is a baby born 9 months after a blizzard or other natural event when the parents of said baby were predisposed to have sex.

When Paula was working in the pediatric practice, occasionally the nurses and doctors would see a sharp increase in the number of newborn patients. They would try to figure what happened nine months prior to affect the increase.

In Harold’s case, we think the event was Armistice Day in November 1918, the end of WWI. We don’t know if that actually happened, but it is amusing to consider the possibility.

So we have pictures of Paul Stanley, Harold’s father and namesake of Paula. Most of the pictures have notes on the back but not much in the line of dates. Best we can do is make a good guess. Paul was 20 or 21 when Harold was born. Paul didn’t serve in the military during WWI. He had a job driving a fuel truck for Union Oil.

(Note: Mouse over the pictures to see the captions.)

First are pictures where Harold was born and house built by Paul in Iowa.

Next are some baby pics of Paul (Harold’s father).

Here are pictures of Paul & Mabel, Paul’s mother & sisters (not clear from the notes on the back as to who’s who.) and Paul’s brother Albert.

Here is a scan of Paul’s Union card. Paul died in the summer of 1954 of a massive heart attack while visiting Yosemite National Park. Not much could be done in those days and the closest hospital about 50 miles away. Born in 1898. Paula called him Paw-Paw.


That’s enough for now. I will have lots more when I get around to doing the scanning.

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