## PB’s Parents

Martin Bessel in 1943, when he was 26 years old |
Shirley R. Bessel & Martin Bessel on the day of their wedding, June 29, 1947, when she was 23 and he was 30 |

Paul Bessel, his father Martin Bessel, and his father (Paul’s grandfather) William Bessel, on Paul’s 1st birthday, January 24, 1950, when Martin was 33 and William was probably about 55 or so. |
Paul and Shirley Bessel in 1959, when he was 10 and she was 35 |

Shirley R. Bessel & Martin Bessel on Feb. 3, 1962, at their son’s Bar Mitzah, when she was 38 and he was 45. |
Shirley and Martin Bessel in 1974, in their son’s townhouse then under construction. She was 50 and he was 57 |

Martin Bessel, probably on a trip to California, one of his last trips before he died in 1977. He was probably 58 at the time of this photo. |
Shirley R. Bessel & Martin Bessel on a trip to Hawaii, probably in 1976, when she was 52 and he was 59 |

Shirley Bessel in 2004, when she was 79 |