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“. . . You’re alone with the whirling cosmos. . .” (Edward Hirsch)

My father was the son of two New Deal Democrats who never voted for a Republican. My grandmother explained to me that the Republicans were responsible for the Great Depression, calamitous event that came close to destroying her life as it had so many others; she could never vote for a Republican for any office. 1,298 more words

A Beehive of My Own

So this past week, I was able to step into my very own classroom for the first time and was greeted by a barrage of tables, chairs, and milk crates! 95 more words

H. I. Hester

Letter transcripton:

August 3, 1945
Dr. R. S. Yegerlehner
324 West Kansas St.
Liberty, Missouri

Dear Dr. Yegerlehner:

It is with sincere regret that I have learned of your being transferred from our Navy school to another service. 226 more words


George Wingfield Asks for Advice

Letter transcription:

October 12, 1944

Dear Jake,

Thanks for your letter of the 8th; am sure glad to hear that you like the life down there and that your organization is so informal and agreeable. 519 more words


David's 23rd Month and Second Birthday

Sometime during the month of August or early September 1944, the Yegerlehner family enjoyed a day at a local lake, or perhaps a trip to the nearby Missouri River. 242 more words


Postcard #1 (Lentz)

Postmark: July 11, 1944 Great Lakes, Ill.

Addressed to:
Lt. R.S. Yegerlehner
Naval Training Station
Great Lakes, Ill.
Nav. Flight Prep School
Wm Jewell College… 94 more words


Won't Write Again (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

June 12

Dear Mother –

The pullman bag was sent out this AM via parcel post, so you should have it in plenty of time. 331 more words