In search of story

Connections: May 29.17


While Jean served in the Marines (yesterday’s post),

Edna, my other aunt, served in the WAVES.

She also kept a scrapbook.

On the left, the lyrics to “The Navy’s Got a Job For Me.”

On the right, a booklet of songs, dedicated (no kidding!) on the day I came into the world.

Thus do families keep the reasons for Memorial Day.


2 thoughts on “Connections: May 29.17

  1. Two female heroes in your family – now that is something to celebrate today. 🙂

    • Indeed, I do celebrate a lot about them. But it’s all tinged with the other things I remember. Like my father’s stories about the friends who never came back. Your family has known war grief, and I’m sure your memories and feelings run deep on a day like today. I am very sorry for the losses you must feel again every Memorial Day.

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