My mom, on the right, and an unidentified friend, enjoy some peace and quiet on the Connecticut shoreline, 1947.
C O L L E C T I O N — This photo, from a color slide dated 1947, shows my Mom and a friend of hers, enjoying life after more than five years of the second World War. My Mom graduated from nursing school in 1940, and worked in a hospital in New Haven during the war, many times finding former classmates among her severely wounded patients. This early postwar period of calm, and optimism towards the future, was much needed after that horrendous war time period of loss and destruction.
Optimism towards the future—what a novel idea. We could sure use some of that today—don't hold your breath waiting.