Back in 1953, my aunt was "crowned" Miss Welcome To Long Beach. (My mother was a regatta queen, but I will deal with that plus photos in another post!)
I received a rather interesting e-mail from an individual who was about 15 at the time, with an audio stream of a story this individual told about his youth, the U.S.S. Missouri, and my aunt. I turned it into a video.
For more on "uncle Sid and aunt Joan" check out The Sticks And The Fedora.