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World War II Immigrant Mom: “We live in blessed USA”

My German-speaking grandmother (ethnic German, born in Transylvania) is sending lots of love to her youngest son, Frank. "Be yourself" is a common exhortation of hers. Her confidence in her son comes through in this phrase. As his mom, she knows if he's  "true to himself" and his fine nature, he'll find success. She adds some chatty news about home and the neighbors he left behind.

2019-07-09T09:40:30-05:00February 14th, 2014|Letters of a WWII Airman|

“Have faith”––Mom’s advice to WWII soldier son

Money is still an issue in this letter. It seems that some of the $10 my grandmother sent to Frank Ebner has gone missing. Even though she only went to school through the fourth grade, my grandmother had a good business head and kept careful track of everything she sent—not only the dates, but the time she mailed. Working as hard as they did for their earnings, missing money was not something to be taken lightly. Yet she never hesitates to promise to send her son "all he needs."

2019-07-09T00:41:20-05:00September 23rd, 2013|Letters of a WWII Airman, Uncategorized|
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