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17 Jan 2006 DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour
DearREADERS & LISTENERS,
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.
Ol' Myrt here was totally enthralled by this book, a combination of:
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!
LINKS WE MENTION
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
and vendors from all over the U.S. It will feature
classes to choose from, more than 60
exhibitors, and the latest genealogy products and technology. Many free
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
classes. Come see an authentic
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Happy family tree climbing!