Two Families

Fifteen Years in the Making

In 2002 I recorded my parents’ stories about their experiences during WWII. By 2009 these stories had turned into a novel. Not a good one because it was my first, but a record of eyewitness testimony. Though I worked with an editor and revised, the story needed work. It wasn’t ready because I wasn’t ready. …

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It Will Happen

Be patient, they tell me. It will happen, they say. My writer’s group, my former fiction writing instructor, my classmates tell me that my story is important, that it will be found and published. I agree, of course, how could I not. I believe it to be an important part of history that has been …

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Two Families

An Introduction Most of the family members depicted and written about have passed on and though they had long lives and I knew them all for many years, I neglected to ask them about their past. I was fortunate to know my grandparents and live close to both. As a child oblivious to their past, …

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