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A 1916 Child, Who Later Joined Pastton's Army, then guess what

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Posted 4 years ago


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Meet Little James, who was born in England on June 11, 1916.

Read on to find out more.

I purchased this for $2 at auction, simply because it was dirty and not perfect...but his story was so enthralling that I had to rescue him from those who would destroy the history. The photo was hand tinted, the child beautiful, but the story gets increasingly intriguing, as told by Old Jim...some is near impossible to read, even looking directly at it in reality here.

I don't know what type of photo to place this under...and because of Old Jim's testimony, I also placed this in WWII


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    amazing !! love this :)
  2. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    Thank you Sean
  3. smiata smiata, 4 years ago
    Such an interesting story to go with a nice colored picture. Love it all!!
  4. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    Thank you, smiata. I'm glad others can enjoy it too
  5. Signaholic Signaholic, 4 years ago
    I think it's older than WW2. Probably more like the teens or early 20s. Beautiful.
  6. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    Yes, the photo was as a child, a year or two after 1916, Singaholic. The WWII only comes into play due to the story that Old Jim shared on its back...thanks

    Jay, it was rather telling of him as well though, he whined about it to get sympathy for his "good deed".....but still also very humerous to me...almost as humorous as my aunt dying at a Pentecostal meeting while chocking on a jaw breaker...they would have all been going - YES, SISTER, You Go Girl!!! SHE'S DEF GOT THE HOLY GHOST!!!!.....(and then she dropped dead) Pentecostal father hates it when I remind him of that
  7. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    LOL...yeah, but that one's true. dad's words of thanks were - "At least she died in church praising god"..........BottaBOOM

    Strange people, Christians, sometimes
  8. AboundingOddities AboundingOddities, 4 years ago
    By the way, had talked both my aunts into going to that church, just a few weeks earlier..otherwise my family is normal

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