July 1, 1938
Elsewhere there is a bridge opening ceremony — the mayor will be there; a parade; BBQ invitations and more. But they are staying at home.
She has convinced J. to do nothing. They are picnicking in the back yard. The neighbours are away, they are looking after their dog, a cross between a German Shepard and a Labrador. Rex. He is alternately panting and trying to steal some of the ham sandwiches. She gives him one when J. is not looking.
[Side Note: For history buffs – the image has been created from two sources: City of Vancouver archives – Stan Williams, photographer, taken on July 1st, 1938. And the image of the mayor from the Grandview Heritage group blog, which offers a most thorough and detailed history of the 1st avenue viaduct.
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