Friday, September 19, 2014
Post Card Memory
I've been cleaning out my office at home. I found a small box with lots of letters and postcards from my father to my mother. My father was drafted into the Navy in late 1943 (at the age of 34). He was one of the oldest on his ship (a Landing Craft Infantry). My sister was 3 (born in December of 1940) and my brother was 1 1/2 (born in July of 1942). This postcard was sent to my mother January 30, 1944. He was on a train somewhere in western Nebraska. Luckily my mother lived close to her parents who helped her with the children. Luckily for me, my father returned from the war. I was born in 1947.