Thursday, February 16, 2012

If the Walls Could Speak . . .

In the Family Matters blog, I wrote extensively about the research I did on my Grandfather's (Charles "Fred" Jones) career as he made his way through the ranks of the Cincinnati Street Railway Company.  As they converted from streetcars to buses, sadly in his opinion, he was the proud foreman of the Hewitt Ave. "car barn."  I had little idea of his proud history until I came across the Cincinnati Transit Historical Society.  You can read of my discoveries about Pop's accomplishments in this article in two parts.

In Margaret Ann's notes she wrote "what great years for us children -- we had love, support and fun."  But there were also tense times as one by one each son was called to serve in World War II.  Included are a collection of collages as one by one the three boys departed to serve their country during that tense time. As a mother, I just can't imagine the feelings.

Charles "Bud's" Departure
Bob's Departure

Johnny in World War II

If the walls could speak . . .


  1. Kathy,
    Love, love, love these photos! That car! Wow! and all those WWII photos. They take me back to my own parents' youth. So glad you liked the Valentine -- it's just as cute 10 days later!

  2. What a great collection of WWII era family photos.

    Regards, Jim

    1. Thanks, Jim. I can't imagine as a parent sending all three of my sons off to a war where so many did not return.