Tag Archives: WWII

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 34 (Aug. 19-25): Tragedy

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 34 (Aug. 19-25): Tragedy I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… writing, editing and researching daily for 365 days! As much … Continue reading

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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Western Union; March 2, 1945

Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Western Union; March 2, 1945 The “Trunk in the Hall” held the letters and papers my grandparents saved – and they saved everything from cancelled checks, postcards telling of the next … Continue reading

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WWII: The History of V-Mail

WWII: The History of V-Mail As I prepare to transcribe the V-Mail letters I have from my uncle to my grandparents and mother – I became interested in its history. V-Mail stood in short for “Victory Mail” and was developed … Continue reading

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Edgar “Leroy” McKinley: The Boy – The Man – The Soldier

Edgar “Leroy” McKinley: The Boy –  The Man  –  The Soldier 1924 – 1945 I participate on a monthly basis in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Week 52 Ancestor stories challenge. It’s funny how my story today speaks to all four weeks … Continue reading

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