August 1942. "George Woolslayer celebrated the visit of the soldier and sailor with a party at his home.  Friends,
relatives and fellow workers made up the list of guests.  No ordinary party, this one will be remembered by the
Woolslayers for years to come. Festivities started at 8 p.m. and lasted well into the next morning. Proudly seated
on Sergeant French L. Vineyard's knee is Woolslayer's 8-year-old daughter, Georgia Ann, who stayed up long past
her bedtime to take part in the fun. Allegheny-Ludlum Steel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."
August 1942 - "A poster comes to life. Another democratic institution, beer and pretzels.
Chief Radioman Evans, at extreme left, reaches for a slice of the ham which Mrs. Woolslayer is serving.
Sergeant Vineyard is wearing the paper hat. Allegheny Steel, Pittsburgh." One in a series of dozens of photos
taken of the three men in a WW2poster after they decided to get together.  Note: Duquesne Beer & Heinz Ketchup.
THE POINT
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania
"My grandfather and neighborhood boy in the Wilson section of Clairton, PA with steel mill in the background.  
Photograph was taken sometime in the late 50s.  Given all the smoke belching out from the stacks everyone must
have been working.  My father grew up here, just up the Monongahela from Pittsburgh. He did not return after
getting out of the Marines in 1946.  Every summer during the 50s and 60s we would drive up there from
Beaufort, SC to visit family. I loved it. Nobody spoke English.  Italian on one side of the river (Clairton) and Slovak
on the other  (My Mom's folks lived in McKeesport). Kennywood Park, Forbes Field and the volcanic coke works at
Clairton. I loved it and was willing to give up the beach, salt marsh and clean air for a chance to live in the dirty,
smokey air of exotic Clairton. Thank god, this was not to be."
Pittsburgh, August 1942. "The comforts of home looked pretty good to Navy Radioman John Marshall Evans and
Sergeant French L. Vineyard, who spent Sunday with the family of their poster colleague George Woolslayer."
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