We dropped by the Historical House Sunday to see the Uniform display. Shirl had the duty, so she invited us.
The red and blue uniform furthest back in this photo is from the Continental Army. Next is a Confederate Uniform Third is a WWI and last the Marine is WWII.
This one surprised me. The WWII navy uniform belonged to a friend, Joe Bishop. He served in the Pacific. His wife donated the uniforms. He passed away a few years back His land bordered ours where Shirl Lives now. A funny thing happened lately. while unpacking, I found my Brother Jr’s Flat hat, like the one to the left. Jr also served in the Pacific.
Below is a WWI jacket, I didn’t know the owner of it, of course.
Going thru the Historical house Sherry pointed out a man named Roscoe Helton. She said, “Roscoe delivered every letter you ever wrote to me, he was our mail man.” (I automatically liked Roscoe!)
Of course the Historical House doesn’t mean as much to me as it does Sherry, she knew many of the pictures and facts thru the house. She was born and raised in Belmont. Starting the 1st Grade and graduating with many of the same folks.
Her Doctor’s picture was there and also a nephew, Butch Harris, who is in the local sports hall of fame. I did know Smokey Woods, a good friend also in the Sports hall of fame, Smokey was good in Baseball.
The House is interesting like a small museum.
Caught Shirl and Sherry with this Marine!
This is a famous WWII design called the Ike Jacket, designed by General Eisenhower. I loved the jacket, it was one of my favorite USMC uniform coats.
Below was Korean war type uniforms. Army forefront and the Air Force in Blue
An old pump organ, Shirl assisted in a funeral once and had to play one of these.
This was a surprise, The uniform belonged to Rachel Harper, She graduated with Sherry. Rachel was a CDR in the medical field. I was surprised to learn that.
Shirl is holding an actual wooden canteen from the Civil war. Of course the painting was added later.
This Fourth season, let us not forget the men and women in uniform, away from home and in harm’s way.
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