How can anyone throw things like this out? I don't understand! We went back to a sale that threw open their doors for the second week. I knew there probably wasn't anything there and I was right, except for some stuff they had marked as garbage. I spotted a box on the way out of the garage, it was all paper, I thought there might have been something interesting, we asked if we could go through it, no problem, says the son of the lady that owned the home.
This album had some pictures removed but so many great photos, I don't know these people but I couldn't leave this album there to be thrown out. Is anyone else interested in things like this, besides me?
From what I can figure out, the photographer signed up to serve in the Second World War, he was from Toronto, his training was in Nova Scotia - there are many pictures of that time.
Were these lovely ladies some girlfriends of the soldiers?
Selfies before selfies were cool, in the early 40's.
How many of these brave young men made it back to Canada?
Even a couple of hankies in the album.
I wonder if these happy couples were married before the war or after? Isn't this a lovely picture?
The wedding shots are beautiful!
Also in the box was this old chocolate box, full of old cards, postcards, papers and this soldier's service book, which is oh, so interesting and I know just who I'm sending this to.
I rescued someones history and paid nothing for it - it has me thinking about the young Canadian man who served his country as an aircraft assembler.