Sharing memories of long ago

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Sharing memories of long ago

Save those family pictures

 

I was looking at some old blogs and reblogs and found this one that I posted five years ago.

Blame this blog on Clarksville real estate professional  Debbie Reynolds.  Debbie got many of us thinking about past moments that we could share in blogs.

Recently, one of my younger sisters, Lynne Kelley, emailed some old family photographs to Dolores. Lynne and her family live near Chicago. She is the designated family historian. The group of photographs included a couple of pictures of me that were taken when I was very young. The photograph in this blog had a note on the back “four and a half years old”.

You are too young to relate to this time frame but that age would indicate that the photograph was taken early in 1942. It was wartime and we lived in a community that has a strong military orientation. The white house in the background was our newly built home at 10 Park Place in the Cradock neighborhood of Portsmouth, Virginia. I do not remember the name of my dog, also in the background.

At that time, Cradock was in Norfolk County and the County covered the area south all of the way to the North Carolina line. Cradock was one of the early planned communities in the country and was developed during World War I to house workers at the nearby Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The Marine barracks were within the shipyard. Portsmouth is also the location of the Naval Hospital and the Coast Guard base.

During the war, eligible men that had a child were given the option of joining the Coast Guard or a local police force rather than being drafted for military service. My father, John J. Kelley opted to join the Norfolk County Police force where he served for ten years.

I was too young to understand the horrors of war but was old enough to know that our heroes were in uniform. Several family members would visit us when on leave from their military duties and they knew that they could find a sofa bed and some good meals when they came to our home.

Save those family pictures that will help some of us recall memories of long ago.

 

 

Roy Kelley

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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Look at you!  Memories are so wonderful.  I don't think we should blame Debbie Reynolds , we should thank her for encouraging you to share some memories with us!

Sep 09, 2018 07:20 AM #9
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
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Roy, what a wonderful photo of you. I enjoy going through old photos and reliving the memories. 

Sep 09, 2018 01:58 PM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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What a wonderful picture that is, Roy!  I'm glad you have it.  I too, was born during the war.  I also remember one of my first Christmas presents that comes to memory was a set of little metal toy soldiers.  

Sep 09, 2018 05:09 PM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Sep 09, 2018 05:14 PM #17
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Lisa Von Domek
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What a precious photo Roy Kelley thank you for sharing...you've been photogenic your entire life!

Sep 09, 2018 08:07 PM #18
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Thanks for sharing your photo and your memories, Roy Kelley .  I had the privelege of sharing my parents' 65th wedding anniversary with them the end of August and had our local paper post an article and the following photo of them from 1953.  They were so young! Now 89 and 90.Mom and Dad

Sep 09, 2018 08:31 PM #19
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Roy Kelley
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Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Sep 10, 2018 03:41 AM #20
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Joan Cox
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Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, what a great photo, and is fun looking back through old photos.  I did a bit of this when packing, and saw so many old photo albums! 

Sep 10, 2018 06:22 AM #21
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Kathy Streib
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Roy- in addition to that cute photo of you, I loved your memories that you shared with us. It's so important that we keep these memories alive with pictures and stories. And Gabe Sanders I've been slowly digitizing my photos. I keep threatening to take them to one of those companies that will do them all at once. 

Sep 10, 2018 08:38 AM #23
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Gloria Todor
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Roy, Such a cute photo.  My parents were married during he war.  Good you have someone over seeing your family's history.  Thanks for re-sharing with us!

Sep 10, 2018 09:20 AM #24
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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What a little soldier you are. I have a big box of old photos and need to go through and recapture some old moments. Thanks for the memories.

Sep 11, 2018 08:22 PM #26
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Kathy Streib
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                                                  Thank you, Roy!

Sep 15, 2018 05:20 PM #28
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John Henry
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Hi Roy, a most endearing photo and great memory.  Keep them coming!

Sep 16, 2018 05:01 AM #29
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Roy Kelley,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week! I missed it and I love it. John Henry is right..what an endearing photo and great memory! I'd love to see more.

Sep 16, 2018 05:37 AM #30
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Roy

That's a wonderful photo to have in your collection. Thank you for sharing your memories!

Jeff

Sep 16, 2018 07:49 AM #32
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Roy,

So glad Kathy Streib featured this post.  I remember reading it the first time your posted, and it is just as wonderful the second time around.  A

Sep 16, 2018 09:25 AM #33
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I remember seeing this before...so darn adorable!

I treasure my old photos, and I hope one of my children does long after I'm gone.

Sep 16, 2018 03:31 PM #34
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Laura Cerrano
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There’s things that bring me back to that all the time and I love feeling good about the old days sometimes.

Sep 17, 2018 11:50 PM #36
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Laura Cerrano
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You are very welcome! Keep doing what you do and keep smiling and shining,


Roy Kelley

Sep 17, 2018 11:53 PM #37
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks so much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Sep 18, 2018 06:37 AM #38
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