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Attending the Navy League Ball in 1956

This picture is from the June 10, 1956 Oregon Journal newspaper. It shows the Rose Festival Navy Legue Ball, held in the Multnomah Hotel ballroom.

Shirley at the 1956 Navy League Ball

I attended that ball with my date -- we're the second couple from the top. Our group of officers were from the submarine, which I believe was called "The Portland Rose." (As I recall, it was one of the first -- or maybe even the only -- atomic submarines to come to port for the Rose Festival.)

Since I'd just turned 21, this was a birthday and Rose Festival to remember! I've been a great fan of the Rose Festival ever since, and I have been collecting the festival pins every year.

With our children in tow we never missed a parade.

~Mrs. Shirley Rae Klug