I've been taking a short break from winter in Anchorage with a visit to family in Pennsylvania. This past Saturday I spent time with an aunt and uncle in New Jersey and enjoyed hearing stories of their memories of WWII. My aunt spent some of the war in Hawaii with her parents and sister, when her father worked at Pearl Harbor. She related the story of traveling there with a destroyer escort. My uncle, as a marine spent the war in the Pacific as well; a few years after the war they met when he took a job in her home town of York, PA.
Sunday, while having brunch with cousins, the idea of a family reunion was floated and more family stories were related. After I returned to PA, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a group of photos that my cousin scanned and emailed to me. (Thanks again Jane!) The photo above is of Anna (Kirkhuff) Berge, Florence Ann Berge, and William Henry Berge. Flossie, born October 30, 1890, was my mother's mother.