S: Remember When: A Family Memoir
FC: Remember When | A Family Memoir
1: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
2: Grandparents | Parents
3: Mel was born in Marysville. His parents were Gordon and Ruby Mae. He had three other siblings: Amy, Richard and Donna.
4: Linda was born in Woodlake. Her parents were Albert Buddy and Ruth Zolene. She has one younger brother named Tommy.
5: Grandparents | Parents
6: I solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same... So help me God! ~Military Enlisted Oath
7: Dear Mom and Family: You won't recognize me. I have gained thirty pounds since I joined the navy. Eating three square meals a day sure makes a difference. Living on the ship is like living in a big city. It has everything. | I will be sending you money at the end of the month. Hope everybody is okay. See you later. Mel
8: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
11: Dear Linda: Even though I have to drive over 250 miles to be with you every weekend. It is worth it! Love Mel
12: Bridal Shower
13: Married January 30th 1966
14: The family is a haven in a heartless world. Christopher Lasch
15: Marysville | Boron | Bakersfield | Strathmore | First Years of Marriage
16: Rhonda | 1 month - 5 years old | Birth: 7 pounds and 8 ounces
18: Andrew | 1 month - 5 years old | Birth: 7 pounds 8 1/2 ounces
20: Matthew | 1 week - 5 years old | Birth: 8 pounds and 1 ounces
22: Marc | 1 week - 5 years old | Birth: 8 pounds and 7 ounces
24: Marriage Through the Years