This is another page that goes along with a previous double page layout I did a while back called "Road Trip 1945". It shows the siblings at a different site in Washington, DC in 1945. The colors on this page are more muted than the first layout, but similar, and some of the elements are the same to give a sense of continuity. Basically the wording of the opening paragraphs is the same as the first layout....the sisters and brother traveling together to Massachusetts, after returning home from the war in the Pacific. (the brother), small details about the requirements the Marines had for traveling...all the same as the first page.......and then here is where it picks up: "here we see the siblings posing in front of the Washington Monument. Although it is difficult to see the Monument in the photos it is there! This was a "monumental" visit for Mom in so many ways. She had a great love of history, and this visit, no matter that it was a brief day long one, was a fulfillment of a childhood yearning. The visit fanned the flames of her desire to learn and see more of our country's great landmarks. And indeed she passed that love on to me. As a child I was taken to many historical sites. Mom gave me a very thorough lesson wherever we went. There were times when I most definitely did not appreciate this and was not a willing student! But today I am so very grateful that this monumental visit impacted my life in such a wonderful way! I have inherited the history bug!"
I made the patchwork quilt pattern - Mariner's Compass - as a backdrop for the photos and included the four points of direction. Of course this page is oriented North, the way the travelers were journeying home!