Photobooth Friday: Oma
Oma passed away a week ago, so I felt it would be fitting to post a photobooth photo of her back when she was about 14 or 15 years old (around 1935 or '36). On the back it says "Merle Adams," which tells us that she was already married to her first husband.
Oma's front teeth were knocked out from a car accident when she was around 12. Even with partials put in, she'd always be self-concious about smiling. That's why we don't see her showing off her teeth here.
However, that would change years later.
Oma was the president of the NCO Wives Club when Opa was stationed out in Kaiserslautern, Germany (circa 1954), and here we see the wives at a Club Luncheon. You can't miss Oma. Just look for the one with the bright, beaming smile. We're told that Oma was showing off her brand new teeth. As far as I see it, she was bound to get her money's worth out of them.
She still had that million dollar smile even at 85.
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