Albina & Charlie Feb 4

The Zodiac’s Romantics met while working a temp job during WWII , in their hometowns. Mother was now “The Southport Belle” and beloved because she’d been double orphaned at 6 and 9, and suffered during the Great Depression, only to find she was a modest heiress in her day, when she came of age. Her many siblings and extra mommies kept things nice and dreamed of love and family of her own. Dad’s Pride in service to the Army Air Corps as “Smitty the Flight mechanic” found him popular and longing for a love of his own. They drew lots of dating interest but once they met, that was it. And they were fine for many years of the very best love, and richness of homelife to share with their three children, and in good times and bad the love was a power and light.

I could write stories of the antics and delights and tragedies and sorrows and fights and wins and losses therein for one year. They were smart, loving, young and fun! All three of us wanted a LIFE because of their example. And that is what counts. Never did the day end without affection and care and began full of love and care as well, as we all got about our day! Father singing “Have I told you lately that I love you?” fixed everything, when it went off. Till time and partings changed them to friends only later in life with new spouses …still they loved and were there for us all - always.

Share your stories here of your parents..maybe one line that stays in your heart invincible!

Father out of uniform finally, wars over - and Mother in her Chantilly lace ! Yes!

Father out of uniform finally, wars over - and Mother in her Chantilly lace ! Yes!