January 12, Gordon Campbell - future mayor of Vancouver and premier of BC - was born in Vancouver.
On February 9, the go ahead was given for motel construction along Kingsway.
(these photos were taken on Tuesday. You can see the apple blossoms starting. Here comes spring!)
On March 6, 1948, the Province newspaper featured a photo of a sad looking young man sitting on the rubble of the partially demolished Giant Dipper roller coaster. The story below read:
Remember the band, the Ink Spots? Okay, that is going back a ways for some of you. On April 18, 1948, the group - starring Vancouver's own Bill Kenney - started a two-week engagement at the Palomar.
May 9, 1948, the Women's Auxiliary to the Air Service dedicates a Remembrance garden in Stanley Park “as a living memorial in honoured tribute to the service, sacrifice and achievement of our gallant airmen.” A poem on a plaque in the garden reads:
Not here they fell who died a world to save Not here they lie but in a thousand fields afar
Here is their living spirit that knows no grave
Not here they were — but are
Thanks goes to The History of Metropolitan Vancouver website for the above information.
I hope you find the beauty around you.