Friday, November 20, 2009


I went digging around in Dad's Navy box again today.
I found many slides and was dismayed about trying to look at them until I found:

What a neat little gadget! You slip the slide in the slot...

and press down to make it light up!

With my camera on the macro setting, I was able to get shots of some of the slides.

Some of them were labeled. This one said, "Londonderry".

This one was labeled, "The Idiot". Not sure why...

And this one bore the labeling of "Seasick".
I wonder if that's how Dad felt when taking this picture?


"The dizzy angle".
Boy, it sure is!!!

"Mountains anyone?"

"Break in a storm"

"Rough seas on USS S. B. Roberts"
Here's the website for the ship! If you click on "about us" 

and then click on "history",
you will see that there were two ships.
The first one sank.
Pretty sure the one in the photo below is DD-823,
seeing as how Dad was 7 years old when the DE-413 sank.

"Water over the side"


I looked up "Lantflex" and all I could find was that it was some sort of operation and there were several of them through the 50's and 60's.


StefRobrts said...

Neat! Now consider how long a time probably passed between him taking those pictures, getting them developed, and finally labeling them :)

Mer said...

That is pretty cool, Heidi. Thanks for sharing. :)

Grandma L said...

Your pictures are great. I enjoyed them.

dotoner said...

So cool!