Pvt. William Sumner

I’ve been scanning more family photos recently and came across many of my great uncle, William Sumner, who died in a plane crash during World War II, while on a training mission in Florida.

He was the middle brother, in between my grandfather Harry (died 2007) and my great Uncle Joe. Before the war, William was a pilot for Pan Am. He had a fiance. He died June 17, 1945, while my grandfather was fighting in Europe. My father was named after him.

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Visiting the Nephews

Here are some photos of my trip to Charleston, South Carolina where I visited my nephews, Ryan and Henry.

We went to the library, where Ryan found his friend Arthur.
Ryan and I played a lot.
Henry and Lilly.
I read him all of these books.
Dada with the kids.
Having some fun right before I had to leave.

25 Years Ago, I Got Bar Mitzvahed

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I was Bar Mitzvahed on June 17, 1989, at Shaare Tefila when it was still in Silver Spring. I even remember the first couple of verses from my haftorah, Naso. Rest in peace to the man who prepared me, Cantor Gershon Levin, who died this past Memorial Day.

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Cantor Gershon Levin.

The photos of my family and I on the bima at Shaare Tefila were taken, I believe, a day earlier.