My sister located a photo of my mom’s brother, Raymond, in her personal belongings. I had never seen a photo of him until now! He had died in April, 1960–when I was only a few months old. Ray is photographed with his and mom’s nephew, Davey. It appears as if it is a special celebration–note the boutonnière worn on the young man’s suit.

The photo below does not have a date, but my guess it would have been taken either 13 May 1951 (date of Davey’s First Holy Communion) or 15 October 1952 (date of his confirmation). I’m not sure, but if I zoom in on my mother, she certainly seems pregnant, so I’d be willing to wager the photo was taken in 1951–when she was expecting my older sister.

Raymond Plenzler with nephew, David

Raymond Plenzler with nephew, David

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