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Letters from Normal School: May 1, 1940

23 McKenzie Ave.,
May 1, 1940

Dear Folks,–

Well, here it is May already. I can’t keep up with time. I suppose you have been getting some rain too. 1,014 more words


Letters Home

Okay, so my daughter did not write this letter home.  However, she soooo could would have if I ever had sent her away to camp.


Letter Home at the end of World War II

You are about to read a letter that was written seventy years ago. To me it is a priceless document and a piece of history, both of my family, of my country, and the entire world.  920 more words

East Texas

Lost Post Card

I spotted this postcard while bicycling on Pennsylvania Highway 287. It was in a bush behind the guardrail. The image is plain, it’s identified as “Army Barrack, Reception Center 1772, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.” 128 more words

Letters Home Part 1

This is an excerpt from a letter I wrote home, less than a year after moving to Africa…

April 1996

It is hot, hot, hot. Most of April was above 120˚F and hotter if you were in the direct sun. 404 more words


September 27, 1943

September 27, 1943

Dear Mom + Dad,

Well I am sorry I haven’t wrote sooner, as you can see by my address where I am and you can tell by my writing what’s wrong. 308 more words

Canadian War History