Corina's school is doing a special Remembrance Day presentation. They asked the kids to send in pictures of relatives who were in the army and such, so I asked my Auntie Carol to send me some pictures of my Grandpa, William Rawson. She sent me pictures I've never seen before, and I'm so excited to have them! I love my Grandpa. Loooooove him. He was for sure the kindest man I've ever known. I was with him at the moment he died, which I've always half loved and half hated. I still have a hard time with that whole thing.
Anyway, here's my awesome Grandpa. The caption for this picture said "1942 Bill still has ring and watch - no need to pawn yet". Whaa?? My grandpa had to pawn his ring and watch? There's so much I don't know about him.
Grandpa on the left and Uncle Ab on the right.
Are these articles big enough to read? Very interesting and horrible. My poor Grandma thought he was dead! They talk about the cable he sent to her to tell her he was still alive. It's interesting that even the men in his unit thought they saw him die. To be fair, he was in a tank that blew up...
Grandpa, and my fat face. I had chubby cheeks until I was in my twenties. SO???!!
I've got that big strong jaw and mouth like him. I like that.