Mother’s Day ~ World War II

This is Dear’s grandfather, his father Rex, one of Rex’s sisters and Rex’s mom, Nettie. Rex honored his parents his whole life and left this great legacy to his two sons. Nettie died 2 months before Rex, who died of complications due to lung cancer in 1985.

This is a Mother’s Day card that Rex sent his mom in the 1940’s. His mom framed it.

On the back of the frame here is some history of what was happening with Rex during World War II and how Nettie felt. We called Nettie, Gommy. Our kids called Nettie, Gommy Gommy.

I’m so happy that she wrote this history on the back of the frame. This last photo is of Dear, Gommy, and Rex.

Pregnant Josh newborn

Hope a happy Mother’s Day weekend is in store for all of you. The weather is supposed to be summery here in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe we’ll even put our patio covers up. We will definitely do some outdoor activities!

8 thoughts on “Mother’s Day ~ World War II

  1. I’ve imagined many times how hard it would be to see a son go to war! Reading between the lines of just writing down a bit of the history, you feel gommy’s love and desire for her son to come home. So glad he did.

  2. What a great bit of family history for you to have. Happy Mother’s Ellen. We’re planning an outdoor picnic since the weather is predicted to be wonderful.

  3. Such a wonderful post, how wonderful the son took the time to record this time in his life! Loved the photos,
    Wishing you a most blessed and happy Mother’s Day!

  4. Fantastic story for Mother’s Day Ellen! So glad Rex came home …. We have suddenly received summer here these last few days and things are growing by leaps and bounds. Happy Mom’s Day to you my friend!

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