The Early Years



Melba, her twin sister Dorris and and thier cousin Ann Morris

Melba, her twin sister Dorris and and thier cousin Ann Morris (Olen Morris' daughter). Olen was A.J.'s brother. (thanks Hartmans!). The back of the picture mentions a Dorthy Crosshin.



My dad, Gerhard Hecht (the Babe slayer!)

My dad, Gerhard Hecht (the Babe slayer!)



Melba Hecht

June 25, 1945. The babe in the pic is my mom Melba Hecht, with her boss, where they worked at a Coke distribution plant.



Hecht and Callahan

Melba - The picture is marked 'Hecht and Callahan'. Gary believes this is a picture of Melba and her boss when she worked at the Pentagon (in Virginia, just outside Washington D.C.) during World War II. Gary says Melba was always proud that she was able to successfully navigate inside what was then the world's largest building and sometimes reminded him of that when Gary seemed to think that his mother was less than brilliant. Joe will add that mom also had an uncanny ability to tell time with no assistance of a timepiece. If I recall correctly, the only place on earth that threw her off in her ability to tell time was London, England.



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