Category: 1940s stuff

My kitchen is complete – come check it out!

One of the reasons I fell in love with my new house was because the kitchen was so uniquely vintage and adorable.  We’ve lived here for 3.5 weeks had have most of the rooms done, but my kitchen is the first to be 100%…

Journey to Tunisia blog active again!

For those of you interested in World War II, my Journey to Tunisia blog is active again.  I let it go dormant after our initial plan to visit my great-great uncle’s grave in Tunisia fell through, but I’m now back at it as a…

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day – a powerful monologue

Bob Hope was not only an entertainer but a passionate supporter of the troops both during World War II and after.  The night of D-Day, June 6, 1944, Americans were tuned to their radios, eager for any invasion news updates that they could get….

To you, Bill

I had another post planned for this evening, but I’ve just learned that William “Wild Bill” Guarnere – of the 101st Airborne, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Easy Company – has passed away.  

All because of a nameless song…

As a writer, I’ve learned that inspiration is unpredictable.  I can go months without having a single moment where ideas and thoughts flow, and then, in a heartbeat, the floodgates open and I’m overwhelmed.  Joyously overwhelmed.

The Monuments Men – a review

I usually don’t talk too much about movies on this blog, even though I’m a lover of film.  In my internet surfing these last 24 hours, I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews for The Monuments Men and, frankly, I’m annoyed, so here I am to…

Decorating done!

Because I’m working 65+ hours a week between now and Christmas, I gave myself exactly 11 minutes to decorate for the holiday.  

Moments in time

 Within the volumes of papers my father gave me of my great uncle’s, there are dozens of letters. Some of them are sweet, others beautiful or funny, and a few move me to tears.