Thursday, June 11, 2009

Letters home

I found out a couple of weeks ago that one of my cousins is in possession of letters that our grandfather wrote home during World War I. She got them from her dad, my mom's brother, who got them from our great aunt, our grandfather's younger sister.

My mom was also unaware that the letters existed, so we were thrilled to find out about them.

I'm going to pick them up tonight and will be scanning them and posting them somewhere so that all the family members can read them. I can't wait to see them; I know it will give all of us a new perspective on my grandfather: to hear his voice as a 17 year old newly minted soldier and to get a glimpse into his world at war.

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