Photo of the Week
February 11, 2017
What a small world this Internet has made. Who would have ever thought you would find a family member like Alice in a photo posted on Etsy. Where did this photo come from? It mentioned an estate. Who's estate? One of the other girls? And who are the other girls in the photo? This is how things roll into another question and then another question.
The photo above looks like Balboa pool because of the style of spit gutter and the old score board on the back wall by the high dive. The girls are not wearing the Red, White and Blue Troupe style bathing suites nor do I see the familiar patch. They must have been there on a social visit and taking a dip.
We lost Alice last year in January and it seems like it always plays out this way, that I could have asked her so many questions about all this had I known I would have taken on this Red, White and Blue Troupe research project and had seen this photo before now.
Alice's father was a Roosevelt Medal recipient. He was a Telegrapher during the construction days and worked all his days for the Panama Canal. Alice's mother and father are buried in the Corozal Cemetery after being relocated from Mount Hope Cemetery during treaty implementation. .
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