Tagged Stories


The “Greatest Generation”… One Old Girl’s Opinion

Prologue I expect that there may be some disagreement with some of these observations. But let me state at the outset that I have no desire to e...

Jeannie Peck | 2013
The Greatest Generation

The years I have experienced is called the “Greatest Generation”. When I was a child the Depression was upon us. My family was hit like so ...

Elsie Johnson | 2013
Blueberry Hill – My First Love

“I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill On Blueberry Hill when I found you.” I met Bill the summer of ’39. His family was spending the sum...

Elsie Johnson | 2012
How “The War” Affected Our Family

There were always two brass shells from World War I that decorated our dining room buffet. These were brought from France by my father as a souv...

Elsie Johnson | 2016
Pearl Harbor!

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941, I was walking with a friend on East 17th Street in Brooklyn, NY, when a neighbor sitting on his stoop, intently l...

Edwin Kolsby | 2015
Basic Training

A SNAKEY ENDING I began my second year of college in September 1942. With mandatory infantry ROTC in place my first semester was shortened with...

David T. Daniels | 2013
NO GOLD BARS FOR ME

At the end of 17 weeks of basic training, those of us that were pulled from college ROTC were given two choices. One was an immediate transfer t...

David T. Daniels | 2013
MILITARY - A SHORT STAY AT HOME

I arrived from Europe at home in later June, 1945. My mother, a very stern person, never commented to me by letter, anything she heard about me....

David T. Daniels | 2013
MY COMBAT EXPERIENCE Author: David T. Daniels

It was December 15, 1944 (I figured out this date many years later) when a mortar shell blast sent me into a wall where my neck and right should...

David T. Daniels | 2013
Back to Action

Around the beginning of March, I got into a small van along with 3 or 4 and drove away from the hospital in Axminster. I wasn’t really cured. ...

David T. Daniels | 2013
POST WAR MILITARY REMINDERS

After discharge I closed my mind to everything that happened for three years. I never looked up an old army friend nor did I join any of the Vet...

David T. Daniels | 2013
I Was a Mailman

In 1905 my Dad, age 18, passed a civil service exam to become a mailman. My town had 3 rural routes. Dad’s route #1 was 95% in Polk County, No...

David T. Daniels | November 2012
First Travel From Home

This took place in August 1941. At age 17 I had graduated from high school in May and in August I traveled to a small college about 50 miles awa...

David T. Daniels | 2016
December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor

On Monday I, at the age of seventeen, was a freshman in college. At 8:00 AM I was in English class awaiting the arrival of our professor, Dr. St...

David T. Daniels | 2013
Have You Ever Eaten Dandelion Greens?

During WWII, I started my freshman year at an all girls high school in Baltimore, MD. With my father in the Army Engineers in the Aleutians, my...

Barbara Cooper | 2011
Raising Boys vs. Girls

As the youngest of six children – four boys and two girls – I guess you’d say I’ve some experience in a ‘mixed’ family. Though my b...

Lois Keating Learned | 2014
Sugar

About 1943, my town got its first supermarket, the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, forever known as the A & P. Before then there were small sh...

Lois Keating Learned | 2013
Elections

The subject for today is elections and after the 2016 Presidential election, I’m pretty well done with the whole thing. I will, however, try t...

Pat Broman | 2016
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

I was in college when the war ended. Gradually, the men came back to resume their education, some as soon as the war was over and some much late...

Pat Broman | 2016
Biography of Veronica M. Berrill

My mom told me that while she was nearing the end of her labor, the doctor went over to the window, opened it and said, “It feels like snow....

Veronica M. Berrill | 2012
Next Veteran’s Story - Robert

When I asked Robert what he did in World War II as a combat engineer, “He answered that we did what we were told to do.”
 Normally I do...

Evelyn Marshak | 2013
The Ugly American

June 1962 We left the deep night on the long trip to Paris. Bud had made it home from the base at Rothweston just in the nick of time to catch ...

Alice Schwartz | 2011