By Eilene Lyon
Dad, who took this photo of Mom, did two tours in Vietnam during the 1960s. He was an officer and worked in the Quartermaster Corps. His job over there during the second tour (1969) was to run the PX (post exchange – the store for service members).
Because Uncle Sam considered Vietnam to be hardship duty (even if Dad was having a romperooing-good time), they provided a rest-and-relaxation (R & R) vacation in Hawaii. Mom got to go over there and join him.
Mom really looks like she’s enjoying the visit with these scarlet macaws (not native to Hawaii, by the way). I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that she’s 33 in this photo.