|From the left, Walter Laws, Letty, Mary, and Ken 1942 (happier times)|
The same week Mary and Ken got married in Medicine Hat, my brother Charlie married Ruth McKinnon of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, in Ottawa, Ontario. They live on Vancouver Island and raise Morgan horses. They have a lovely place on thirty acres, at Shawnigan Lake.
|Charlie and Ruth dressed for a formal event, 1950s.|
The next September Ron and I got engaged, and I looked after Dad. The following May, we got married, at St. Barnabas Church, and lived with Dad till the next January, when Ron was posted back to England. I got ready to go too, but I didn't go until the next October. Meanwhile I sewed to keep busy, and looked after my father. I really dreaded the day when I had to leave him. The boys were at the war, Mary was married, and everything seemed to land in my lap.
|From left, Ron, Letty, Pearl Maynard, and Fred Dickinson, May 2, 1943|