On July 4, 1978 our family was granted membership in the American Club, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. A bumper day. Membership in the American Club opened up our world in Dhaka. It was such a significant venue for making new friends, the opportunity to play tennis and squash, a place to dine out, a place to swim in an outdoor pool, a place to celebrate special holidays, etc. Open that gate and in we tumbled – and spent the next 4 1/2 years.
Cat (and dog) on watch
This is a postcard from my postcard collection. I can’t make out the postmark but it looks like it was written in Pittsburg in 1908. The writer was leaving the next day for Columbus. She? and her companions were having a very nice time. (A typical message on a postcard) So they were in Pennsylvania and returning or going to Ohio. It was sent to someone a man or boy (a grandson?) in Hammond Indiana.
Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
My grandfather born July 4, 1874
Alfred William Friend born July 4, 1874 died August 4, 1957
The baby pictured above is my mother, born April 7, 1912. holding her is her father Alfred William Friend. He was age 38 and already the father of twin daughters born 1907, a year after he married May Belle Willis They married twice in October 1906, a marriage in Boston and a marriage in Minneapolis. Red tape when you move and get married at the same time.