(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. Continue reading “Passing the torch”
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. Continue reading “A birthday gift like no other”
This weekend has been all about resting and letting my body recuperate from what I put it through this past week.
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 Korea & Vietnam before being decommissioned and sold to the Greek government. When the Greeks were ready to scrap it, it was purchased by a group of veterans who have worked to restore her as she was during World War II. Her home port is Evansville, IN, but she sails during the summer so that others may board her and explore a piece of history.
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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?
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. Continue reading “A Sentimental Journey of sorts”
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 inspiration to our planning to our preparation to the actual trip, and I’m doing it here at Journey to Tunisia. I hope you’ll follow!
Eeeeeeeeee!!!! (<—- That’s the sound of me being thrilled, btw!)