Tagged Stories

After World War II

  The whole world seemed to change after WWII. Most of us drew a sizable sigh of relief. In my family my 2 brothers came home — one from Euro...

Jeanie Henry | 07/2015
My Non-Job

In the Spring of 1942, I was finishing up my 3rd year of college. Pearl Harbor had taken place; the country was at war; most of the boys I knew ...

Jeanie Henry | 1/27/12
My Love of Books

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to read. Of course I grew up before T.V. was invented but even so I still reach for my book inste...

Jeanie Henry | September 2015
Rationing

Rationing --- well a lot of it was about food but what I remember best was shoes! The first time I had to go before a rationing board was probab...

Jeanie Henry | 3/2013
Radio Cake

Our world was holding its breath in 1940. We were recuperating from the effects of the Depression and now we were hoping the rumblings of war wo...

Pat Broman | 2015
Sunshine and Clouds – 10 Memorable Years

The decade of the [19]40’s was one of contrasts – laughter and sorrow – good and evil. It was a time, for me, of good movies, good music, ...

Pat Broman | Jan 09, 2020
Thoughts On Aging

I never expected to live this long - almost 94 - and thought my mother was ancient when she died at 80. Her generation saw huge changes in trans...

Eleanor King | 2014
Independence Day - Bearing Witness

Kelly McEvers has been bearing witness as a reporter in Syria and other ravaged parts of the Middle East for some time. She took over the spot i...

Jean McGavin | July 5, 2013
A Decade With Jesse

Jesse lived through one of the most transforming, eventful and tumultuous decades in human history. This decade in its own unique way equals the...

Richard Adamski | 2012