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The German POWs Who Lived, Worked, and Loved in Texas

This is from Mental Floss.

I learned some more about German POW’s in America.

Some went to work as hospital orderlies. Others picked cotton, baled hay, or tilled soil, living in accommodations near farmland. 1,190 more words

Naples newcomer turns out a highly original second novel

Ginger Quill, by Kay Taylor Burnett. iUniverse. 170 pages. Trade paperback $13.95.

The author, a recent transplant to Naples, is a retired Texas newspaper publisher and magazine editor currently working on her third novel, set in Florida. 421 more words

Authors And Books

Whitewater’s German POW Camp; Learning more about POWs in the U.S.

I can remember the time I spent in this state park. We had to work at Plainview in the cannery. I enjoyed very much the landscape surrounding us. 591 more words

Curriculum Ideas

Abusing Grace!

I had a dream just now as I was awakening . . . that is often when I have my most vivid dreams.

I dreamt we were back in World War II and we were bringing some German prisoners of war into Virginia Beach (that actually happened at lot–one of our favorite restaurants, Steinhilbers, is on the site of a former German POW camp).   542 more words


A most basic question I never thought to ask my father

I was sharing some family history to a dear friend of mine, telling her how my dad had been forced to drop out of college after his father died. 288 more words

Irish Investigations

Sgt. Lawrence Stout guarded German POWs in N.C. during WW II

Lawrence Stout of Lemon Bay mobile home park in Englewood, Fla. never fired a rifle in World War II. Because he could type he was made a clerk typist after completing boot camp at Camp Buckner, N.C. 675 more words

World War II

Portraits of Heart

by Tara Wiley

The ancient attic stairs sagged and grieved with Grandma, whose sighs grew more audible with each steady step towards a roomful of memories. 842 more words