Sunday, March 11, 2007

Great Uncle Luke

It's been a little wile sence I posted a new blog here, so this is a old fun one form one of my other blogs.

For the past month or so I have been looking in to my family history. One of my favorite family members was my great uncle Luke on my mother's side. As a kid I wanted to be just like him. Even many of my friends wonted to be like him. We use to argue over who got to be him when we played on the playground. Here are some photos or this great man's life.

Here is uncle Luke at age 5 with his twin sister and their cousin

Here we see him just before he went of to fight in WWII

This is of Uncle Luke's WWII Battalion they called them self's the Big Red One. He loved that accordion and took it with him every ware. Until his Sergeant used it for target practice.

After the war Luke decided he needed to go find himself and spent some time in Mexico

After Mexico he decided to become quite a trail blazer and became Milwaukee's first male nurse. He is in the back row 2nd from the end

Years later he went on to be a teacher in a small collage in Ypsilanti Michigan.

Here he is with his great friend Martin.

At the Reading Festival 1974, he is the one playing the drums.

When Luke retired he moved up north to Yalven Michigan. He spent much of his time fishing in the worm months and blowing everyone's driveways in the winter.

great uncle Luke he was the greatest.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

So...what does that make your "Uncle Luke" to me? I've never heard of him, I guess he's on the Daliege side, oh, well. Hee-hee.