at Stewart Field in Newburgh, NY.
When Mom and Dad were first married, they posed and took photos of each other, then developed them in a dark room. These photos are a couple of my favorites. They look so young and happy!
My Uncle Paul and Aunt Alice. Circa 1944.
My Dad’s brother, Paul Rier, served in the US Army Air Corps at West Point, Stewart Field, NY during World War II, as did Dad (James Eugene Rier) and their brother Francis (Babe) Rier. They were from Lubec, Maine. This photo was found among my parents’ old photos of those years. Dad and Mom often posed for each other and developed the photos in a dark room. This pair of photos was taken in my parent’s apartment on a lounge chair my father built.
Uncle Paul was so handsome and my Aunt Alice was beautiful. We called her Aunt Winkie but I’m not sure why. Another story to discover!
My Mom, Louise Johnson Rier, graduated from Machias High School in 1936. This photo was taken at her class reunion in 1986. I love seeing my Mom with her high school classmates, smiling, with so many familiar faces. Elizabeth Johnson was Mom’s cousin, who was dearly loved and owned Johnson’s Jewelry in downtown Machias for many years.
This photo and names were provided by Irene Vose Robinson.
Mom and Brother Robert on a Sleigh Ride. Postcard 1920s.
Mom’s Adventures in Portland: Horse Back Riding. 1942.
Mom at 16. High School Graduation. 1936.
Mom Hanging Out with Friends.
Mom Keeps Men at Stewart Field Air Force Base on High Alert. 1944.
Mom and Friends. Rotary Anns Bowling Team Trophy. 1959.
Mom and Dad. Halloween Rotary Party. 1976.