Veterans Day, November 11th, Dad’s Birthday

Yesterday at work I mentioned that my dad’s birthday was November 11th. One of my coworkers observed that Dad was born on Veterans Day.

Sort of, I told him, but I noted that Veterans Day hadn’t been created yet. It was Armistice Day back then.

But later I thought about it and realized that the Armistice actually went into effect on my dad’s birthday. When Dad was born the First World War had only been on for a year.

So I found a few pictures of Dad from about the time the Armistice was proclaimed.

Bernie Smetzer and the Chickens

Bernie Smetzer and the Chickens

Bernie Smetzer and chickens

Bernie Smetzer and chickens

Bernie Smetzer and Chicken

Bernie Smetzer and Chicken

Bernie Smetzer in Hat

Bernie Smetzer in Hat

Bernie Smetzer in Tub

Bernie Smetzer in Tub

Dad and I look something alike, except that Dad looks like he could be a little rascal.

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