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Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!

Throwback Thursday – Memoir -The COAST GUARD 1957

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CAPE MAY COAST GUARD

 You’re gonna love this!  It’s from the Coast Guard 1957.  The artist drew it for my dad on his bootcamp issued towel.   Dad recently gave this to me.  It’s been in his bedroom, and I’ve seen glimpses of it…but until this year, he’s never let me in his room.  (Again, part of the vault opening up.)

Here’s what I love about it.  It’s got history!  There is so much history on this one towel!

I’ve been interviewing my daddy trying to get to know him better.  It’s only been the last three years that he’s opened the vault for me to peek in.  When I would ask him about the Coast Guard, sometimes he couldn’t remember specifics like dates and or places he went, and sometimes the names of the people he was with.

The good news is that when he gave me the towel, he gave me history…It says when and where he was in the Coast Guard, and his name and company name.  At the bottom, it’s signed by the artist…the very same name as my brother!

Dad vaguely remembered the guy and said he did a couple of tours with him…but he couldn’t give me details.  I understand…it was only 60 years ago!

The other cool part was that my daughter is in the Coast Guard too, and they still train in Cape May.  And the artist was just messing around.

Moral of the story:  Keep writing and keep drawing and keep taking pictures.  There’s someone who will love that history one day. LEAVE A LEGACY. 

Author: writingwingsforyou

#I LIVE POETRY and all things creative. I LOVE words. They hold so much power to bring joy and healing and play into an otherwise ordinary life. Words can also shift the world into a better place. Let's explore! Let's create! Let's heal... ~ Love, Marie Lukasik Wallace

4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – Memoir -The COAST GUARD 1957

  1. This is awesome. Collect the treasures of the past while you can.

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  2. I found such treasures only after my daddy died. How I wish to know the story that went along with them.

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    • Thanks for your treasured comment. It reminds me that what I am doing, digging for the gold is important, even though some days are difficult. It is my hope that others will get a chance to dig deeper into their relationships. I’m glad you have the treasures though. There’s an essence that you’re holding even though you don’t have the story.

      What’s interesting to me is that this has been hanging in my dad’s room for years, and this is the first year he has allowed me to see it up close I felt an honor in that.

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