The vintage linen collection from both of the grandma's is vast and frankly pretty stellar for those that like that sort of thing like this writer does. I had no idea, there was such a piece and had no memory of it at all. So it was a nice surprise that day and I pretty much knew there was a project coming on for my dad on Father's Day.
Several years ago it worked out for an interview of my great-uncle Leonard while he was here visiting his Iowa family around Traer......where he grew up. I did not know him that well because they lived in California and Arizona for his adult life after the war. But I knew he was a favorite of my Grandma Mildred (his sister).....she always spoke so kindly about him. He was the youngest boy of their family. Here is the interview that I transcribed as he spoke.
This picture was taken when he was back here in Iowa on leave c.1943
This was how it ended up. My dad loved it! He never remembered seeing it either.