Four Brothers and Four Wives
I don’t remember posting this picture before. These are four of my father’s eight brothers and their wives.
Of the eight people in the picture, only one is still alive, Ruby. Ruby is the first lady on the right. Her husband Jack is behind her. Jack was at Pearl Harbor and had his 15 minutes when he saved Eddie Rickenbacker’s life in the Pacific.
The next is “Bus” or Robert Ray. He was a lineman for a R.E.M.C. company. He almost became a professional wrestler. He had a reputation for being very strong. In front of him is his wife Zelma. Their only son Jerry was a pilot, shot down and killed in Viet Nam – In a way, it took their life from them.
The next was Stanley who fought at Normandy at D-Day but didn’t like to talk about it. He and his wife Sarah had two sons.
The last is Doug. At one time Doug was scouted to be a professional baseball player. He was one of the funniest and wittiest people I have ever met. His wife Lolagene was a great story book reader for kids at the library.