Grandpa Loren Graduates High School (Class of '35)

Grandpa Loren’s mother, Carrie, was found to have cancer in 1935 and was sent to a Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She was not able to see her youngest son graduate from high school. Instead, she wrote him this touching letter:
“I looked forward to your graduation day as one of the proudest  days in my  life and I did so want to be with you so we could rejoice together, but it is just another one of our many disappointments and we will have to try and be brave together and rejoice together even though we’re so many miles apart.  You carry on, Dear, just as though I was there, for you know Mama is there in spirit, love and prayer, congratulating you with all her heart  and wishing you all the joy and success that is rightfully yours in reward for your work and clean life of which Mama is so proud”.
…She died a couple years later in August of 1940.

Grandpa Loren Poses After His Graduation Ceremony

Grandpa Loren Poses After His Graduation Ceremony

Grandpa Loren on his graduation day with brothers Kenny and Elwood

Grandpa Loren on his graduation day with brothers Kenny and Elwood

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