After our mother’s death in June, a laminated newspaper notice from this date in 1953 was finally removed from the wall in dad’s “man cave/office” where long ago he had taped it there.
After he died in 2019, mom changed almost nothing in that room.
Mom had often joked (with just a hint of sarcasm) that her parents decided to shorten their last name to “Wenger” after she got married, but she was stuck with Wegrzynowicz whenever she was asked her maiden name.
The notice mentions dad and the job he had upon being discharged from the US Navy and just before he joined the Hillside, NJ Police Department in April of 1954.
I wish I thought to ask them more questions about those early years and I am in the process of compiling some history for our daughters that goes back to then, should they ever be interested.
I’ll be tagging my mom’s cousin, Kathy, who might actually be the last person living who was at my parent’s wedding. She tells me it was one of her first memories from being a toddler.