Dad and Mom

I was a little surprised to see this photograph in one of my mother’s albums. My first question was: who is that woman hanging on my father’s arm? That can’t be my mother. But it is. She even remembered the color of the bathing suit—it was red.

Looking at other pictures of their car (a 1939 Ford), I zoomed in on the license plate. It showed 1948, so that means the photograph was probably taken in 1947 or 1948. My Dad would have been 22 or 23.