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17 Jan 2006 DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour

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DearREADERS & LISTENERS,
This is the lineup for this week's genealogy podcast, now available for you review 24/7. Please also note the "Links We Mention" and "Listening to the Show" directions below. Myrt's guest this week
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Karen Sladek, award-winning author of LUCKY STARS & GOLD BARS: A World War II Odyssey, published 7 Dec 2004. See: http://www.luckystarsandgoldbars.com "Lyle discovered the “beautiful world of mathematics” and, at the age of 17, set off for Brookings, South Dakota to enroll in engineering at the State College in the fall of 1941. Lyle had barely cracked open his freshman textbooks when the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor turned his world upside down.

Find out more about this publication.One year later, Congress lowered the draft age to 18 and Lyle became subject to being called up. While considering his options, he came across a brochure on the physics department bulletin board—the Air Corps was looking for college students with a background in physics and mathematics. Lured by travel and adventure, Lyle applied. The excitement and glamour of airplanes fired his imagination."

Ol' Myrt here was totally enthralled by this book, a combination of:

  • transcribed letters
  • photos & maps
  • snippets of historical events reported via radio & newspaper

Perhaps more importantly, the book has a reader to take action. It has prompted Myrt to ask different questions of her father about his WWII military experience during her upcoming visit in about a month. For instance, I've heard of victory gardens, but never thought to ask if Dad's mom had one. I didn't ask Dad where he was when he heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, or what his mother (my Grandma Myrtle) said to him in letters back and forth while he was in the service. What were his favorite songs of the era? What did he do on furlough? THANKS to this marvelous book, Ol' Myrt has some background and a place to start the conversation with dear ol' Dad!


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Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree

Feb. 10-11, 2006 at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. Sponsored by My Ancestors -- Volunteers from the Washington County PAF User's Group. A great place for beginners to learn the ropes!  Tell a friend. Bring a friend. And be ready to enjoy the time of your life in St. George!  Choose from 112 training classes (for a modest fee). Exhibit Hall and Keynote speaker are FREE to the public.

This two-day event has drawn speakers and vendors from all over the U.S. It will feature 101 terrific classes to choose from, more than 60 vendors and exhibitors, and the latest genealogy products and technology. Many free drawings and prizes each day! Registration includes a complimentary CD copy of the Jamboree Syllabus. Take advantage of the low admission price of only $45 for two fun-filled days. Read about our special Computer Lab classes. Come see an authentic stagecoach display!

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Only $45.00 for two terrific days of classes, demos, exhibits, 
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($50 at the door - $25 per day.)
  


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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)


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