A lady has discovered slightly extra about her late grandmother now that she’s gone by a 73-year-old scrapbook of her grandma’s former beaus.
Designer Lauren Semar shared a TikTok video of her discovery in late September, and he or she couldn’t assist however admire the “guys” her grandma seems to have dated in Bakersfield, California.
Semar guided her viewers by the preserved scrapbook, which included images and love letters that date again to the 1940s.
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“I want to share with you the entire extraordinarily scorching, smoking scorching males, who’re in all probability lifeless now — she used to this point — as a result of oh my God,” Semar defined earlier than she took a stroll down reminiscence lane.
There was Jim Dobbs, who seemed snazzy in his uniform and left a handwritten be aware calling Semar’s grandmother, “child,” written in pink ink. Then there was U.S. Navy Sailor Doug Kilos and a really match and “fashionable” younger man named Dave Rogers.
Semar’s grandma attended her senior dance with Bob Devlin someday round 1948, and a handwritten be aware on their dance card stated the pair have been in love.
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Different notable males featured within the scrapbook have been Man Justo, a furnishings retailer proprietor, and two thriller males, one in all whom was named Wayne Park and the opposite who lacked a reputation card however seemed just like Rock Hudson, in keeping with Semar.
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On a number of events, Semar jokingly requested: “Why aren’t you my grandpa?” And it seems her humorousness struck a chord with TikTok customers as a result of Semar’s video has been seen greater than 2.1 million instances in a span of 9 days.
Semar instructed Fox Information she was near her grandma – Mary Lee – who would have been 91-years-old.
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“I made the video on the second anniversary of her passing,” Semar stated. “She was my finest pal and I knew I used to be going to be unhappy that day however needed to do one thing that was enjoyable, one thing she would have gotten a kick out of too.”
She went on, “My grandma was a mannequin in her 20s and at all times had essentially the most attractive garments. Going by all of her outdated images influenced me to begin my very own enterprise of vintage-inspired clothes.”
Semar stated her viral TikTok video has related her to the granddaughter of Jim Dobbs, the primary man she exhibits within the video.
“We have determined we’re honorary cousins and are planning a visit to fulfill up,” Semar stated.
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Different TikTok customers have recognized themselves as family members or friends of the lads proven within the scrapbook.
A number of commenters unrelated to Semar or the lads provided glowing compliments about every particular person’s sense of style.
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“For the fashions of as we speak versus yesteryear, what I believe is attention-grabbing is that 70 plus years later boys are nonetheless sporting denims and t-shirts and letterman jackets,” Semar instructed Fox Information. “Positive they’re extra fitted again then, however I believe discovering the similarities between the generations is an effective way to narrate to and join with our grandparents. If you try this, they may let you know all of the juicy tales of their youth and perhaps, share images of scorching ex-boyfriends or -girlfriends with you.”
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Semar sells vintage-inspired clothes by her customized clothes line Lauren of Palm Springs.
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