I’ve inherited my folks’ photo albums, dating back to their time as newlyweds while dad was in the Army, stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was in 1943, before he and many others went to England, to prepare for D-Day.
Mom and Dad became friends with several other young couples and exchanged snapshots of one another. These photos are not significant to my daughters, so I decided to find living relatives of these folks and offer the pictures to them. I’ve had some results that were pretty satisfying.
I know that one couple came from Western South Dakota, and their names were Ray and Jesse Pesek. I have a shot of them with a small girl. If anyone knew them, or where they went, I’d make the same offer. Dad was no great shakes as a photographer, but he tried. Mom and Jesse shared a similar sense of humor, and it started there.
Gary L. Davis