This is just the coolest picture and it looks like it was taken by a professional photographer since this is stamped on the back:
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Dad was 19 and Mom was 18 in 1945--she was a freshman, he a sophomore at Lawrence College in Wisconsin, where they met. Dad was in the Officer Candidate Program which is why he's wearing that uniform--by the time he graduated the war had ended and he was able to get out and became employed by U.S. Pipe, where he remained employed until he retired from that one company over 60 years later. What a great photo of my parents!
And speaking of great photos, check this one out. How my father ever convinced Mom to pose like this is beyond me, but then who knows what went on between them in the early years of their relationship. I'm pretty sure she has her bathing suit on under that towel . . . You GO, hot mama!