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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"People"/ The Pool Hall Gang and Other BoJon Memories

My daughter recently came across a photo from 6/15/1928 with my dad and several of the neighborhood fellows. They were all quite young and they were standing in front of Kanob's Pool Hall. The photo is 87 years young so I am going to show you a couple of the copies my hubby made, he tried to lighten them up as one gentleman is standing in the doorway and you can see the light colored shirt of someone standing behind him. I think some of these BoJon fellows were camera shy.

Left to right Frank (Coyna) Anzlovar, Fred (Coogan) Pechek, Mike Rozich, STan (Stalk) Zabukovec, Louis (Blue) Zabukovec, Ed (Doggie) Perse, Bill (Hot) Mohar, Rudy Malincheck, Ed (Haize) Kocman John (Midget) Zupancic
This was my grandmother Cecilia Kralj Steblay's cousin Frances Marjanovich and her son Bruce F. Pavlin. Bruce was an Electricians Mate 1C in the U.S. Navy and he perished in WWII. He was the only child of this lovely strong willed lady.

Frances and her second husband John (right) lived in San Jose, California. Here is here a photo of them with Bruce probably sometime before he left for war. Frances was born February 29, 1895 and she passed away September 8, 1979 in Pueblo. She is buried at the Roselawn Cemetery. I believe Bruce passed away 6 October 1941. He entered the U.S. Navy 12 December 1939. He was on the U.S.S. Lexington 13 December 1939. They aircraft carrier was sunk at sea during the battle of the Corral Sea 8 May 1942. There are two USS Lexington's and I believe this one might have carried Bruce to his final mission before he lost his life serving his country.

These earrings came from Yugoslavia. I was the recipient of these beauties when Frances passed away. She was a kind heart. I have seen a few sLOVEnian women wearing these earrings and I wonder if there is any history behind these. I am not even sure where to start researching them. They almost seem like there is a face of a snake or something on these earrings. They are gold and have that French closure on them. I am sorry I could not get a better shot of these. If anyone knows a history behind these please share it with me.

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Until next time...


Denise said...

really good post.

Sarah Beth said...

It's so nice that you have all these family photos. I love going through mine from time to time and remembering when!

Sandee said...

Some families have so many pictures and they know who everyone is. Our family not so much. My sister is the only one in our family that seems interested in our family history.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely memories and old photos!

Mevely317 said...

Lovely earrings, Anne. I hope someone is able to shed light on their history.

Looking at that first photo from '28, I couldn't help wonder if those gents wouldn't be thunderstruck ... (that) their images could be shared with people clear across the world with only a few keystrokes!

Betty said...

I love looking at old photos. I was reading your post and remembered being on the USS Lexington. It's in Corpus Christi, Texas and now a tourist attraction. It has be the second one and was built during the war.

Theresa said...

Beautiful old pics! LOVE the earrings! I know you have enjoyed them and the memories! Have a blessed day dear Anne, HUGS!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The earrings are beautiful. It's neat when jewelry gets passed between relatives and generations.
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Sarah said...

Old photos are fun. The earrings are lovely.

Edna B said...

I love your photos. I remember the war. We lost a lot of our friends and relatives in that war. I remember the celebrations when the war ended. That September I started first grade. I wish I had photos but I don't.

Your earrings are beautiful. I've never seen any like that. Wear it in good health. You have a fabulous day, hugs, Edna B.

Ida said...

Wow a lot of history in those photos. It's so good you have them. Such pretty earrings.

Jeanne said...

Hello Anne, I really enjoyed the photos you shared today. Especially the one with your dad. How fun to go back in time and have memories of family that mean so much. It reminds me of a photo of my dad and his friends standing on the back of a train. He has a great happy smile on his face.

I can tell you I am happy to have time to visit you today. Have a wonderful blessed week.

Love, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Anne, I forgot to mention the earrings. They are lovely but very different. It seems they may have a meaning. Google them.

Gert said...

What wonderful old photos! Those earrings are beautiful! Hope you find some history on them.


Lux G. said...

Oh wow. Old photos but really clear. What memory rush, huh?

Lux G. said...

Oh wow. Old photos but really clear. What memory rush, huh?

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Unknown said...

I have some information for you about Bruce Frank Pavlin. He was on USS California when it was hit during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was transferred to USS Lexington (CV-2) (not the newer Lexington that is on display in Corpus Christi) for a short time, and then to the submarine USS Amberjack (SS-219). Bruce was lost with his shipmates when Amberjack was sunk by depth charge attack on or about February 16, 1943.

I've taken the liberty of placing the photo you have of him and his mother on his personal memorial page on our site at . Please let me know if this is okay with you.


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