In 1946, my mother, Rita Roberts, joined the Tampa branch of the Civil Air Patrol - and had a grand time. A couple of years later, one of the men she flirted with was my father, Jim Lassiter.
Rita Beth Roberts
A licensed pilot.
The young man with the misplaced headphones is not my father.
From the front page of The Tampa Times: April 19, 1947
Everyone had beautiful hair.