Grandparents Blanchard. Grandpa served as a medic in the Navy. Obviously due to his height, he was a natural for submarine duty in the South Pacific during World War II.

This picture has a great story behind it. My grandmother missed my grandfather so much, (they were still not married yet I believe), and she knew he was going to have one free day before going back out to sea, got on a bus from Cambridge Springs, PA and took the week ride out to see him in San Diego against her mother’s wishes just to see him for that one day. (And then had to ride the bus for another week on the return journey.)

This picture was taken on that one day.

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