It was great. I had a large craft paper envelope with “Charles HOPKINS Personal History” written on it. I knew I’d been collecting bits and pieces but my early onset dimensia (actually, I believe I developed it in the womb) had me wondering, “What’s in this?”. It was almost like Christmas, hey wait, it IS the season!
Below is a short slide show of some of Charles E. HOPKINS Navy memorabilia:
Charles HOPKINS in center of photo with other uniformed men.
On the last post I asked about the navy service record of Charles HOPKINS. A reader named Ollie promptly replied that I could search for it at: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/
If any one beats me to it, please let me know what you find.
Also I’m looking for photos of:
- Meaningful Family Objects (send story as well)
- Documents of Ancestors – letters, wills, deeds, etc
You can take a picture of any pictures/items you have with your smart phone, I-pad (tablet) or camera. Please send it along. There is interest in sharing these visual notes of history, not to mention the important role of teaching through image.
I do love this picture of Charles Eugene HOPKINS walking down the street in his U.S. Navy attire. What street is it? I don’t know, perhaps someone can piece together some clues. What age? Well, it was before I was born. Does anyone have his navy service record? Ginger