The photo catches the essence of Gus's back yard. It really was like a
jungle! With a nude woman in the middle! Pretty scandalous for the
clean-cut conservative manicured-lawn suburb Arlington had become in the
postwar. Despite the profuse fauna, however, the grass was always neatly
mowed, I did it myself a few times with the old push mower. On the back an
inscription from Uncle Pete:
Pete wandered all over world for ten years after the war, but he counted
this as his true home until he married.