Happy Birthday to Our Favorite Mailman.final

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Happy Birthday to Our Favorite Mailman.final

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  3. 3. Grandma andGrandpa Franke1922 3
  4. 4. Gerhard was born in Chemnitz, Germany on July 27, 1922The two housepictured are homesthe Franke’s lived in 4
  5. 5. Gerhard is the baby in the photo! The Franke clan made its way to the U.S. A. shortly thereafter. 5
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  7. 7. Boonton, NJGee, I thinkMain Street was wherewas a dirt they settled.road backthen. And the Morris Canal was still in operation! 7
  8. 8. Grandma andDad1922 8
  9. 9. Dad wasnthappy aboutthis photo!1925 9
  10. 10. Which one willGerhard pick fordinner?1925 10
  11. 11. GerhardandbrotherHerbie1928 11
  12. 12. Gerhard and Herbiein the backyard ofWilson Street house.1929We used to climbthat pole as kids,it’s still theretoday! 12
  13. 13. GrandmaFranke,Gerhardand Herbie1930s 13
  14. 14. Gerhardand hisgrandfather 14
  15. 15. Gerhards high schoolphoto and his HighSchool1940 15
  16. 16. Dad smiling entering the Coast Guard 1940sSo heres the Coast Guard marching song,We sing on land or sea.Through surf and storm and howling gale,High shall our purpose be."Semper Paratus" is our guide,Our fame, our glory too.To fight to save or fight to die,Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you! 16
  17. 17. More Coast Guard photos…With Jack Higby Dad always told us he was a big shot in the Coast Guard! 17
  18. 18. With Uncle John #5 Dad was more athletic then we remember! On Bob’s cross country skis 1980s 18
  19. 19. Then this guy … Met this girl … 19
  20. 20. Andmarried!February26, 1949With AnnieReese andFrank Bolcar 20
  21. 21. The parentsof the brideand groom! 21
  22. 22. He builther a littlecabin inthe woods 22
  23. 23. Mom They likeddressed-up to have a good timeand ready togo out! New Year’s Eve, 1948 23
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  25. 25. Of course the partying onlylasted for a short time. Theystarted having children.Their first child, Marty,was special… 1950 25
  26. 26. But so was theirfourth (Mom’sfavorite!).1956 26
  27. 27. They had afew more too! 27
  28. 28. Marty 28
  29. 29. Sue 29
  30. 30. Kurt 30
  31. 31. Bob 31
  32. 32. Carol 32
  33. 33. Richie 33
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  36. 36. HappyBirthdayDad, Gerhard,Ger,Grandpa,GreatGrandpa, akaour favoriteMailman 36
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