Today is the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. I am reading the hundreds of letters my father wrote to my mother between the end of 1942— when he entered the Army Air Corps officer training program in meteorology rather than be drafted—and 1946. In honor of the day, I have posted the May 8, 1943 letter on Daughter on Duty.
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storyteller, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. View all posts by Gretchen Staebler