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Merry Christmas!

This post features an item found in my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s. To view all posts about the scrapbook, click here.

This is a Christmas card my grandmother sent to her in-laws. My grandfather did not sign it, so this must have been before they were married in 1944.

Merry Christmas, everyone! I promise to be back soon with some new posts!

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This post features an item found in my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s. To view all posts about the scrapbook, click here.

Norman Lee Shook, Jr. was my great-grandmother’s cousin’s son. She kept two articles about him in her scrapbook. He was a marine, and he died near San Diego while working to put out a forest fire. He was just 19 years old.

Below are pictures of the two articles in the scrapbook. Unfortunately, the first page of the first article is not in the scrapbook, but I found another article online, and you can see it below for the complete story. The fire killed eight men and injured 72.

The next article (in three images) was published in the San Diego Union on October 5, 1943.

Norman is buried in Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

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This post features an item found in my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s. To view all posts about the scrapbook, click here.

My great-great grandparents, Seymour and Patience (Swinney) Shook celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 18, 1942. Their daughter, my great-grandmother, Hazel (Shook) Rork, saved this newspaper clipping about the anniversary.

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This post features an item found in my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s. To view all posts about the scrapbook, click here.

In my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s, she kept various newspaper clippings that show a little bit of what life was like during WWII.

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This post features an item found in my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s.

This is the obituary of Seymour Horatio Shook, who was my great-great-grandfather. He lived from 1868-1945. The photo is in three pieces. He sounds like a well-loved man!

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