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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sepia Saturday #91 : Every Picture Tells a Story in WWII Guam



This week's Sepia Saturday theme is more or less to choose a picture that is worth a thousand words (or somebody on the campaign trail by train).  I chose the first part.  This is my attempt, and of course, I couldn't stop at just one.  My late father-in-law, Troy Matthews, was a Navy See-bee during WW2, and was stationed in Guam.  Here are a couple of photos from his collection that depict village life when Troy was there.  Some of the photos were probably taken by him, others by the guys he was with, and some may have been bought in the village.

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If you enjoyed this post, here are two more about Troy's time in Guam:




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11 comments:

Postcardy said...

I would REALLY hate doing laundry if I had to do it that way. It is bad enough with modern washers and dryers.

Little Nell said...

A great historical record of times past. A tribute to Troy too! Like Postcardy, I wouldn’t fancy doing my laundry that way.

Bob Scotney said...

I tried fishing like that once but forgot to let go of the net. I can still hear the fisherman's laugh as he showed me how.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Oh yes, they certainly di get into their washing didn't they. Wonderful old photos. You are lucky to have them.

Brett Payne said...

Pretty good photos - do you think he took them, or were they bought as "tourist" souvenirs, I wonder?

Alan Burnett said...

Both photograph capture action perfectly : different levels of action admittedly, but action nevertheless. And both photographs are so full of information : like all good images, they can be read like a book.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks, everybody, I'm glad that you liked them.

Brett, I don't know ... I assumed that he took most of them, but that fisherman photo was very lightweight, unlike the others and could very well have been a tourist photo. If you click on the other links, Troy is working on the bridge, so somebody he knew took that one. His handwriting is on the front and back of many of them.

I just hope that nobody had to drink the water wear they washed their clothes!

Christine H. said...

What an adventure that must have been for him. What a nice way to remember Troy!

Liz Stratton said...

As happy as I am to have my laundry running while I review the Sepia Saturday posts, I can't help but envy the camaraderie of doing laundry with friends, sharing the latest gossip.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

It was another way of life and you have a wonderful record of it.

Karen S. said...

Okay that kind of fishing I could handle, but never ever do I want to wash clothes like that! They did have a system down though didn't they!

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