A little back history: My great grandmother Carrie May delivered 8 children, grandma was born in 1905, while her youngest brother Dick was born in 1926 (Surprise!) So, when grandma started having children, (the first being Uncle Lou b. 1925), her mother was still having children. Dick & my mom were both born in the same year, so that meant they were in school together. However, no one ever knew that their relationship was as the school was very large and the did the classes in shifts (September and January starts) Uncle Lou, Dick & Mom did not see each other very often at school, but Dick often was at their house to play while they were growing up.
Bev brought out the family history box that she & Dick have. It was full of many wonderful things that I would love to get my hands on.
|Purple Heart and Air Medal belonging to Willard O. Simpson|
A very interesting read.
More information on the Purple Heart can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Heart
|Back of Purple Heart|
|Back of Air Medal|
I very much enjoyed talking with Dick. He has a great sense of humor however, getting him to talk about his childhood was like pulling teeth.