Dad and Peggy in Brazil

When Dad and Peggy were married they sponsored a child through the Christian Children’s Fund. This child was in Brazil.  Unlike most monthly donors, they decided to go meet the child and see what the charity was doing.  These pictures are from the trip and are part of a photo album that Peggy put together.  Dad supported CCF up to the time of his death.

Dad and Peggy in Brasil - CCF Dad and Peggy in Brazil - Rio Dad in Brazil - Rio (80s) Dad in Brazil (80s) - Copacabana Beach Dad in Brazil

Bob Placek – 8th Grade Graduation

The invitation scanned here was for Bob’s 8th grade graduation from the Trautwein School (Racine, WI) in 1952.  Originally built in 1912, the Trautwein School was enlarged with an addition in 1954. Students at the time petitioned to keep the school’s original tower, which housed the old Trautwein bell. The school, known at the time as one of the four Western Complex Schools (along with Bartlett, Hood Creek and Franksville), closed in 1981.  Biob is in the bottom row, second to right.Bob Placek - 8th Grade Graduation

A photo from the Internet of the Trautwein School.

Trautwein School

Bob Placek Takes a Navy Trip

As a student at NSB High, Bob Placek was selected to go on a Navy trip where they cruised from Jacksonville to Norfolk.  Perhaps he was interested in the Navy, but my guess is he took the trip just for the plane rides at the beginning and end!