February 12th, 2014

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 11:55 am
My offering for Sepia Saturday 215 are a few old postcards of streetcars.

Which I adore, particularly after the memories shared by my grandmother, Doris Balding Williams, about riding the streetcar with her own mother to shop and pay bills in Little Rock in the nineteen teens...

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 photo Indianapoliscrop.jpg
Washington St. looking west from Meridian St. Indianapolis

 photo KStreetSacramentoCA.jpg
K. St., Sacramento, Cal.

 photo PennSquareLancasterPA.jpg
Penn Square, Lancaster Pa.
(I see someone had a fine dinner in Lancaster when they sent this card.)

This is a Sepia Saturday post.

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 12:09 pm
Born 18 Dec 1924. Served in World War II with the US Engineers in the European theater on a secret war project.

I know this from a packet of old letters and documents given to me by a man who found them in the wall while he was renovating the house in Benton, AR where the family lived briefly.

Apparently, Joulious' mother (most of the documents refer to him by his middle name) was Mrs. John G Smith, or Mrs. Gib Smith, and the letters in the packet were addressed to her.

I'd love to return this packet of documents to the family...

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