I caught this short story on NPR yesterday. Warms the heart! I think I know a bit of how Mr. Cox feels as I have had the same surprise and appreciation each time I encounter someone across the miles who puts a piece of my family's WWII story together.
Just a quick post today. Here are a couple of pictures of our meeting last week. You can see how excited we all were to share the pictures and documents we had from the 1940's. Top: Arnoud-Jan showing me some documents he found in the Red Cross archives. Bottom: I'm showing the pictures I pulled … Continue reading A picture tells a thousand words (especially when I don’t have time to write)
I need to give everyone who is reading this a little background on my interest in history and my research adventure. As a middle school student at Renbrook School I hated history. I thought it was boring. I remember challenging Mr. Reynolds in 6th grade. "Why do we have to learn about all this stuff … Continue reading The Reluctant Historian
Last week I wrote about my conversation with Joanna Caplan after finding out about her show "Total Verrückt!" We ended up becoming Facebook friends so we could follow each other's projects. Yesterday Joanna shared information about her friend, Nancy Winship-Milliken, who is a visual artist. She makes what she calls environmentally-responsive sculpture. Check out her … Continue reading Tales from the Small World File
When my cousin got wind of my endeavor to write this book she emailed saying:Don't forget the story about ...(I'm leaving the details out here as they will come in the book). [Your mother] told me the story before she married your father. When I reminded her of it years later, she did not remember … Continue reading Thanks for the Memories