In 1944, the 306th Bomb Group was stationed in Thurleigh, England. Lieutenant Robert A. Stalker was a bombardier in the 369th Squadron. He met an English girl named Muriel Paul, who lived in nearby Bedford. The attraction was immediate and mutual. Robert and Muriel saw each other whenever they could. Five weeks after they met, … Continue reading Love and War and Letters
I spent much of the day watching the commemorations of the D-Day landings 75th anniversary, and tearing up. Watching those veterans, who'd been so young when they had to go through something so horrible, was incredibly moving. Especially when they showed the Normandy veterans laying their wreaths at the memorial and you could see the … Continue reading D-Day 75th Anniversary
Well, I do believe the time has come to return to the real world of make-believe. And by that I mean I had a wonderful visit with my older boy and let myself wallow a bit when he returned home last week. So now it's time to start writing again. I have no excuses and … Continue reading Back to work!
Well, I've gotten completely and thoroughly derailed from my writing plans and the goals I set out for the writing challenges like Round of Words in 80 Days and 12 Short Stories in 12 Months. But I don't mind, because it was for a good reason. A great reason. My son has been here visiting … Continue reading What’s a little derailment among family?