Category Archives: World War II

Florida–And a Little World War II History–Here I Come!

I’ll be winging my way to Florida today to spend a week with Al. I’m sure there will be many adventures and lots of barbecue. In fact, in keeping with tradition, our first stop, which is just outside the Orlando-Sanford … Continue reading

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Princess Aloha, the Refugee from Waikiki

It’s always fun to read the ads in old newspapers, but one in particular that I came across recently really caught my attention. My friend Pat Wishart invited me to her home this past summer to look at some old … Continue reading

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Life Magazine Loving the Lindy: August 23, 1943

Judging from the movies made during World War II, one would think that every service man and woman was an expert swing dancer, except, of course, for the goofy side-kick who was always stepping on the feet of the leading … Continue reading

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War Music About Hope and Home

Music plays an important role in The Secret of Their Midnight Tears and indeed, perhaps no other type of music is associated with a particular era more than swing is with World War II. The swing era, which had its … Continue reading

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What’s In the News: June, 1943

Recently, I wrote about the necessity to include only accurate details when writing fiction. That post detailed my quest for accurate information regarding tomato varieties that might have been planted during World War II. Even after publishing The Secret of … Continue reading

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