Cousin Craig Pearson in Michigan recently sent me these old pictures of my dad and others. These were taken in the 1940s.

The Brothers
This picture shows Paul (dad's youngest brother), dad, and uncle Floyd Hatfield (dad's brother in law). It was taken sometime in the 1940s.
Four Soldiers
Looking at this picture of these four soldiers from 1941 makes one wonder how we ever managed to win the darn war! Dad is on the left; unfortunately, I don't know who the three other men are.
Dad and Gun
"Herrrrre duckie, herrrrre duckie, herrrrre duckie!!" Dad, always the consummate hunter, keeps his eyes open for wayward fowl in 1941.
Dad with Pack
Most people would think that the large pack on dad's back contained all of the material that the soldier of that era needed to survive in combat. But I have reason to believe that -- knowing my dad -- the pack actually contained a significant supply of good scotch!
Dad in Jeep
Every time I look at this picture I am reminded of the M.A.S.H. episode in which Radar is mailing home a piece at a time! (I wonder just where dad sent the pieces of THIS jeep to?)
Dad in Apron
This is a 1942 picture of "Chef Frenchy" in a mess tent somewhere in California.
Dad and Effie
This is dad and his sister Effie. It was taken in the early 1940s in front of her house in Sacramento (I think).
Dad and Girl
Here is a picture of dad and Eugenie (Gus' daughter?) taken in the 1940s in Sacramento.
Mabel and Hennessey
Taken in front of their house in the early 1940s, this is a picture of dad's oldest brother, Hennessey, and his wife Mabel.