This Blog is for you, so you will have a greater knowledge of your family and their roots. I hope you find it as interesting as I do.
Here is your Grandpa Gray, when he was young and heroic. He was in the air force in WWII and here he is in front of a plane, This would have been taken in Canada, when he was over there for training. I think he really loved the air force, but because of stupid blunder on his part he was discharged. I think he “borrowed” an air force vehicle and went skylarking with his mates, he was always a bit of the Aussie larrikin, but that would have got him the sack for sure. I actually have this photo, he framed it in a cut off tip-off a propeller and mounted it on a Perspex block. It is one of my favourites of him, in happier days. He had a girlfriend over there and he wanted to go back and marry her, but that never came to fruition.
And this is your Grandma Gray, at around the same time, but this would have been taken in Melbourne. She was a WRAF gal, and I believe she outranked your grandfather. She was in Melbourne the same time as the dreadful Leonski was, she told me all the girls were absolutely scared to death. But she did have an American boyfriend at the time (so all of them were not crazed serial killers!!) Of course, he went back to America, Mum said he wrote a letter to her to ask for her hand in marriage, she never got the letter, her mother, allegedly tore it up. So there we have the story of love lost in war-time. These two, your grandparents, met at a bus stop, in Melbourne after the war, and both of them knew instantly that they were destined to be together.