Monday, June 29, 2015

Carl Arthur: Family Story

Once a week I visit my Mom in Maryland and take her to the Tri-Towns Senior Center for chair exercise, lunch and-most importantly-socialization.  Mom knows everyone and everything about the little town.  This is one of the gentleman who is there every week.  He's Carl Arthur, another member of the Greatest Generation.

Carl Arthur was a Navy gunner at D-Day, the Battle of Normandy.  He and his sister Freda joined the service at the same time.  Carl was the youngest of nine kids and recalls eating beans and taters for dinner.  He has been married for 70 years;  Freda has been married for 71 years.  Carl still drives himself to the Senior Center.

Here's Mom and Carl talking about the war effort:

Another interesting note is that Carl's Father built the flue at my Dad's garage!

3 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

Love your stories!!! Awesome page , girl!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice layout!!!

Trish said...

You are so lucky to still have your Mum,another lovely story and LO