A Sailor in the Making






I love this picture of my dad, Jim Craig.  The back of the photo says he was 2 or 3 years of age.  When I look at that face, I see the face of my Grandma Odessa Craig.  I also see my own face, and that of my son, Dustin, and my granddaughter, Allie.

He’s a handsome little guy in that sailor suit, isn’t he?  I love the tights and little black shoes too.

Time would prove this picture to be prophetic.  Dad served in the Navy during WWII.  He was stationed in Pearl Harbor.  He arrived after the bombings, thanks be to God, but he saw the devastation that was left behind. Just because he was not there during the fighting, doesn’t mean he was out of danger. Dad served on a mine sweeping ship during his time there.

I love these pictures…and the man in them.  Thank you for being you, Jim Craig.  And thank you for your service to our country.

Dad gave me his navy hat when I was still a teenager. It sits on a a Navy picture I have of him that sits on my window sill, which will forever sit on my heart.





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