Tag: 1940s

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… Continue Reading “Journey to Tunisia blog active again!”

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.… Continue Reading “The 70th Anniversary of D-Day – a powerful monologue”

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.

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.

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… Continue Reading “A visit aboard the LST-325”

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?