My father wrote to my mother almost every day he was in the Army. She saved every letter he wrote and, as we approach Valentines Day, I'm taking a journey back to the 1950's to look inside the hearts and minds of my parents before kids and life changed them into the people I knew them to be.
My parents are my favorite Valentine's Day Sweethearts. They married young and were together until they passed away. My mother never remarried after my father died at the early age of 58. As a child I saw these letters tucked away, only to come out on special occasions. As a single woman, the idea of this life long love has seemed far-fetched and unattainable but these letters keep a glimmer of hope burning.
If your packing for a trip or just running out of room in your drawers be you have too many tee shirts, here is a way to fold them to save space. This is an old trick taught to just about everyone in the service.
The big football game this weekend was the annual Army-Navy game. Navy beat Army 17-10 making it 13 wins in a row over the Black Knights. With the win, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo became the winningest coach in Navy history at 56-35.
A new Defense Department policy will allow undocumented immigrants to be part of the U.S. military. It will be a small number of aliens that will be allowed to join the service, and is an expansion on an existing program.
San Diego Unified School has landed a new vehicle for its campus, a mine resistant Army truck. It was received through the Pentagon’s excess property giveaway program with a huge allotment coming to San Diego.
The U.S. Army will adopt a new camouflage pattern next year replacing the current pixilated patterned that came out in 2004. While the Army will have the new camouflage the U.S. Air Force will not. The fly boys decided to keep their tiger-striped pattern.
In college football this weekend Navy made it 12 wins in a row over Army with a 34-7 win. Navy QB Keenan Reynolds made the history books in the game by rushing for three touchdowns giving him 29 on the season, the most by a quarterback in NCAA history.
While at the Walmart in Augusta at the Augusta Marketplace, the Maine Army National Guard is helping out our 'Tanks'giving Food Drive. Last year, PFC Julia Morrison did a pushup for every dollar that was donated. And, even though her shoulder is hurting, she has decided to try and break the record this year.
And her fellow soldiers decided to join in!
October 30th, 1949 is a very special date for me. It was the anniversary of my mother and father. To my best memory, this is the story of how they met. My mother was a graduate of the Roosevelt School Of Nursing in New York City and my Dad was an army veteran of World War II. My Dad had injured his thumb during the war and was treated at the hospital where my Mom was working at.