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My Photo Albums


Okinawa Album-

Flight Training- training.htm

Nfld. Harmon Rocket ’62-


Grandma Boe/Peterson’s scrapbook-

This book is dated 1948. I am assuming this is a return trip to Norway. I think I see my great grandparents from both sides(Boe/Peterson)

Note to my grandchildren: This is your great-great-great grandparents, and your great-great-great-great grandparents!

                                   Also, hundreds of relatives from Norway.



Grandma Boe/Peterson’s Photo Albums- 

There were two small albums tucked together in a box. They were handled by disrespectful people, and are in bad shape. One seems to be pictures of my Uncle Egbert. I don’t know if he married and had children, but he was killed in an auto accident, before I was born. The small brown album is dedicated to my Uncle Egbert. One of the last photos is of a casket, and I am assuming it was my uncle.

There is a small green album and it has pictures of my dad. It is in even worse shape, and, unfortunately, it was necessary to disassemble it, in order to get good, clear scans. The first intact page has a photo of my dad holding me, (1946-1947?), and one photo near the end of the album is a picture of my grandmother, sitting next to a photo of my dad. Someone wrote on it “Waiting for the war to end”, so I am thinking this picture is from 1945.

Everything that was on a page shows the page in it’s entirety, and individual scans were made from that, in an attempt to show, close up, the faces in the pictures, and to facilitate easy handling on an individual basis. Loose items were tucked into the books, and I don’t know if it was intentional, or a result of poor handling.

I hope some of my relatives, that I have never met, can find this website, and enjoy some photos of long lost relatives. If you can identify anyone in these photos, you may contact me at


Brown album- Not available yet

Blue Album- Not available yet


Some pictures from my albums.

I was born in Oakland, California on January seventh of 1946, about five months after the end of WWll. We lived in Vanport Oregon, until the flood of 1949, where my parents lost everything except the car, the clothes on our backs, and the picnic lunch my mother packed, pregnant, carrying my brother. We moved from place to place, Seattle, Gresham Oregon, and these photos are from those places in the late 40s.

My grandparents lived in Oakland, and we visited often.

This is me with my dad, my grandmother, and my grandfather, who passed away not too many years after this picture was taken. He was a smoker and he died from lung cancer.

My dad told me that he and his father drilled water wells during the depression, mostly in people’s basements. I wish I would have asked a lot more about that.

We spent a lot of time with my grandparents before we went to Okinawa

I remember going to the base hospital to get all the shots I needed.

When we got back from Okinawa in 1952, we lived in Yuma, Arizona. I started the second grade at O.C. Johnson elementary school. Here I am standing in front of the house at 1301 15th street, Yuma, Arizona.

 I live around the corner from Tim Painter, and we attend school together with Art Bell. I went to to see if that was the same guy that went to school with us. Art was a straight “A” student, and a super athlete, and we all expected big things from him. I sent an email, and I haven’t heard back from him. I was just learning how to use the computer when I tried, so I probably should try again, as that was nearly two years ago.


Here are some more pics from before Okinawa. This is My uncles Bud and Roy in front of Granny’s house in Portland.

 If anyone has that address, please send it to me. I am probably about three or four in this picture.


I can’t remember where this place was. Does anybody?  I recently found evidence that this was White Center. My little friend is Bobby Manning.

I don’t have any pictures from Okinawa, only memories.

When we returned to the states, we lived at 1301 15th street in Yuma Arizona. I have googled the address, and been able to see the front door, the way it looks now.

This is my sister and brother, me and my Grandma Peterson. The house you see is the neighbors house.


                                                                                                  My father and his Mother.


Anybody remember these guys? Aunt Elsie (Carl’s wife), holding newborn cousins, Jimmy and Johnnie.




                                                                The Peterson kids on horseback in Yuma.




A picture of my dad holding my sister, and my brother stands alongside. I was just learning how to use my brownie, as you can see.




When we lived in Yuma, we would drive to Oakland to visit Grandma Peterson.

 She lived with my Aunt Agnes and Uncle Willard Pitney. This is what the streets of Oakland looked like in the 50s.

We took our vacation in San Diego, at the beach. Dad would pull the trailer and park it, and pitch a tent for us kids. One year, my cousin Wayne visited us and he came on vacation with us. He got sunburned so bad, we thought he would die.


 He did survive, though, and, after a brutal summer, damaged forever by the Peterson influence. We sent him home to Portland.

I finished fifth grade in Yuma and dad got orders for Sacramento, McClellan A.F.B. and I can’t find any pictures in my album from there.

Then we were transferred to Harmon A.F.B. in Newfoundland. I have pictures from there, but the only two handy ones are of

 Gary Majorand me, and his folks, Annie and Frank.


When we came back from Newfoundland, dad was stationed at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. We lived on a fifteen acre berry farm (raspberries), just outside of Snohomish.

It was a beautiful place. And I attended Snohomish High School.

I graduated, fulfilled my military obligation, and when I got back from tech school I married Pam, and we had two boys together.

This is a Family “family” picture we had taken shortly before we traveled to Iran

. We got some excellent pictures while we were there.


 I will upload all my pictures from Iran in it’s own album.


I have prepared a slide show of Iran. It isn't finished, but you can check my progress at