I do see two people I recognize. The lady at the counter in the dark jacket is Athalie (Miller) Lage, (Mrs. Ridell Lage) The taller man with the tie, in the back by the calendar is Tony Mohr. Both Pine Grove people.
There was a Victory Bond drive in which Jack Dempsey was the big highlighted celebrity. I was tiny but he shook my hand and my
Dad always related the story about how tiny my little fingers looked in "his great big paw." I think there might have been a number of those drives featuring various famous persons.
Charlott on 8th February 2021 @ 7:06am
Could it be the boy in the background is holding and eating a box of Cracker Jack?
Dale Nicol on 8th February 2021 @ 7:16am
Love the old Underwood typewriters. Heavy metal.
Will on 8th February 2021 @ 7:46am
There was a community in Klickitat County established during WWI, named Liberty Bond. Not even a ghost town now. There is nothing there.
L.E. on 8th February 2021 @ 9:39am
what uniform are the 3 ladies wearing? I need to do a driveby and see if the bond booth (converted to a pump house) that was used outside the bank is still on our former belmont property.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 8th February 2021 @ 10:26am
At high resolution the boy's snack is still blurry, but it doesn't appear to match old Cracker Jack boxes. It appears to have a brand name in script (possibly 5 characters followed by 's), followed by two lines in block print, and a graphic below.
The uniforms are equally perplexing-- it looks like an oval animal face with two ears/wings.
ArthurB on 8th February 2021 @ 10:36am
Could the uniform patches be "Fifinella" patches for WASPs?
Peter on 8th February 2021 @ 1:35pm
Charlotte, I recognized Athalie Lage as soon as I saw the picture. The woman two to the right of Tony Mohr also looks very familiar--know her? And Arlen, where was your property? I live very near Belmont and Methodist and could check.
cg on 8th February 2021 @ 2:55pm
There is a guy wearing a Hood River T-shirt in the background. I didn't think branded T's came in until much later.
The woman in the foreground looks like she means business.
AndyB on 8th February 2021 @ 3:29pm
I checked out the "Fifinella" patches. Good guess, but I don't see many similarities in the details besides the wings.
ArthurB on 8th February 2021 @ 3:38pm
cg directly south of the KIHR tower....route 4 box 311 (why I remember that, unknown and of no use) our home was on the north side of Belmont
Arlen L Sheldrake on 8th February 2021 @ 7:29pm
Arlen; Hood River County changed the addressing system, I think your old house is now 2398 Belmont Dr. If you search Google Street View for that address I think you will see a green octagonal pump house. This house was the home for many years of Nobi Akiyama. BTW, I grew up at Cluster Oaks.
JEC on 8th February 2021 @ 10:47pm
Wasn't Cluster Oaks at the first corner of Belmont west of Arlen's house? The Reeces lived there in the 40's and maybe early 50's. Did you know (of?) them JEC? We have been cataloguing Ruth Guppy's material at the museum and she wrote a lot about changing the addressing system sometime in the 1960's--made it sound quite controversial.
cg on 9th February 2021 @ 11:37pm
Nobi's widow still lives in the house on Belmont.
Nellie on 10th February 2021 @ 6:57am
cg; Yep, that was the place. I was four years old when we moved in in 1961, so I have no memory of any previous owners.
The "Route X, Box YYY" addresses were set up by the Post Office, not the County, and were subject to change as postal routes were rearranged. Cluster Oaks was Route 4, Box 305 when we moved in, later became Route 4, Box 284, then 2690 Belmont Drive.
JEC on 10th February 2021 @ 4:58pm