The unprecedented rain, flooding, displaced families, and ensuing misery in Texas this past week takes me back to memories of my dad's stories and my good times in Texas. Dad was an engineer for the National Board of Fire Underwriters (NBFU). His job was to inspect cities to check on their preparedness for disasters.
Ebner at six months: Nov., 24, 1924 What a cutie! Today, May 14th, is the 90th anniversary of my Uncle Frank's birth—but back in 1944, he had just turned twenty. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UNCLE EBNER! I'm posting these two [...]
Ebner’s feeling homesick—missing being near family on his 20th birthday and Mother’s Day, which in 1944 was May 14th. His sweet side sure comes through. Phone service was sketchy and made communicating difficult. No email or texting ease like today! Like all our World War II soldiers, he’s really still a kid doing a man’s job.