Category: 1940s stuff

Passing the torch

(Note: This was also posted on my other blog, Journey to Tunisia) For my 35th birthday, my father passed down to me all of his collection of Pete’s things.  All of it.  

A birthday gift like no other

My birthday is Tuesday and, since I’ve expressed that there’s nothing I want or need right now, my parents gave me the kind of gift that just cannot be replicated.

A visit aboard the LST-325

The LST-325 docked for tours at Madison, Indiana on 09/14/2013.  This LST (Landing Ship, Tank) was used on D-Day +1 to offload tanks, trucks, jeeps, and troops at Omaha Beach and to transport injured soldiers back to England for care.  It was utilized in…

My terrarium is here!

Thanks to the amazing artists at Twig Terrariums in Brooklyn, NY, I now have my very own version of the famous Times Square V-J Day kiss!  They did an incredible job! I love how it turned out!  Isn’t it great?

A Sentimental Journey of sorts

I’ve been busy lately and have had a lot of things related to my obsession with the 1940s and World War II come up, so this is going to be a hodgepodge of an update.  

Journey to Tunisia

As I have discussed in previous entries, preserving my great-great uncle’s memory is very important to me.  As is taking my dad to Tunisia next year so that we can stand in front of his grave.  I’ve decided to chronicle the journey – from our…

Omigosh! I’m so excited!

Eeeeeeeeee!!!! (<—- That’s the sound of me being thrilled, btw!)

It finally happened….

I worked on my manuscript last night for the first time in months!!!