I celebrate Hannah Claire, who turns 20.
The biggest day of my father's life happened on this day. He set sail for Antarctica and magnetic South Pole. His diary says on Nov. 22, 1939, "75 huskies howling day and night". Later on the trip, his autograph book is signed by Admiral Byrd.
To George W. Gibbs, Jr,
"Best wishes to one who has done so much to make our cruise more comfortable and pleasant"
- RE Byrd
-courtesy of Leilani Henry files. Picture on USS Bear, near Antarctic circle January 1940.