|Montage of Bamberg, Germany photos on display on their website November 20, 2011|
Bill (my spouse) got the surprise of his life yesterday. While he was surfing the web he brought up Bamberg, Germany. Back in the Fifties, Bill was in the Army and stationed in Bamberg, Germany. Bill has many fond memories of his stay in Bamberg. He loved Germany. He always wanted to go back as a civilian but he met me and you all know how that turned out.
So Bill does the second best and he visits Germany on his computer. Yesterday while he was visiting he noticed a "generic" picture of a soldier on Bamberg's website. It was a photo of him! This photo was taken in 1951.
Bill told me many years ago how this photo happened to be taken. He was strolling through Bamberg one day and saw a photography shop. He stopped in and got his picture taken. He picked up his finished photo a week later. A few weeks later a fellow airman asked him if he knew his picture was now displayed in the front window of the photography shop. Bill didn't know but he was flattered.
Now all these years later here is his photo shows up on the Internet for all the world to see. Who knows, maybe his photo has been on display in that photo shop all these years! By the way, I was ten years old when this picture was taken. Uh huh, Bill could have swept me off my feet. I had to wait ten years (1964) and that's when he did sweep me off my feet, without the uniform. He's still gorgeous!
|Bill Kelly- Bamberg, Germany 1951|