In his later years Mr. Rubble was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He was quite on in life when this happened so it didn’t take ‘hold’ very quickly. That being said, he seemed to relive stories from his past more vividly then he did before. One story that he seemed to relive as he told was of the mysterious woman in the photo. No one asked, but one day he just started speaking through tears. It turns out the woman’s name was Rosie. He met her during the war. They fell in love and became engaged. The photo was taken so it could be sent back to
to show his family his fiancé. It was never sent. She worked in an ammunition's factory in Canada . It was bombed on her shift. She was killed. Scotland
Mr. Rubble’s mother had 5 sons. All of them left
Canada to go and fight throughout various locations in Europe. As a mother of 3 boys I can not imagine what those years must have been like for her. She was so very fortunate, where a great deal of other mothers were not- every single one of her sons came home to her.