National Geographic : 1940 Jun
REMEMBER when we snapped this, mother? Was it last summer, or was it really 1923? I can see him now, chasing those waves. He wasn't afraid of anything. Still isn't. Sometimes, though, I wish I'd been smarter or richer. I'd have enjoyed smoothing some of the bumps for him. He wanted a lot of things he never got, and never asked for. Not that it would have made any differ ence between us. He understands. We could "Didn'tlook much like a college graduate then, did he?" give him some little gadget tomorrow. Or nothing at all. He wouldn't mind. But tomorrow's going to be our big day as well as his. I'm going to be just as excited as he is when we give him his Hamilton. He'll say, "Dad! Mom! You foolish peo ple, you needn't have done so much." And I'll probably say, "Forget it, son." But none of us ever will. * Is your daughteror son graduating?Give a Hamilton ... America's most beautiful watch. Hamilton makes only high-grade watches, $37.50 to $5,000. See them at your jeweler's, or write for folder. Hamilton Watch Company, 464 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, Pa. LADY HAMILTON YORKTOWNE. 17 jew- GRACE. 17 jewels. 14K WILSHIRE. 19 jewels. CORINNE. 17 jewels. (D10). 17jewels. 10spark- els. 10K natural gold- natural gold. With 18K 14K natural or coral 14K white or natural ling diamonds. 14K white filled. 18K applied gold applied gold numeral dial. gold-filled, dial to match, gold-filled. 18K applied or natural gold . . $100 numeral dial . . . . $45 14K gold fittings . . $65 Flexible lugs . . $52.50 gold numeral dial . . $45 Note: Hamilton'sexperiencebuildingwatchesfor railroadmen insuresgreat est possible accuracy in every other size and grade that Hamilton makes. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."