To Those Who Also Served by Staying Home and Waiting

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Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills

I just saw a memorial by a lady whose 98- year old mother had just passed, a young 24 year old, with a baby, when her husband shipped out.

My own mother passed away two years ago, age 94, and when my dad shipped, she was pregnant with my sister. She was nearly three before he could get back to see her. (They didn’t have home leaves during that war.)

Jo Stafford, who you probably never heard of, had the finest voice during World War. She sang with the Pied Pipers, which included Frank Sinatra, and the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.

Enjoy the pictures, and feel free to come add your own. VeteransTales is for those who stayed and waited, and prayed, and took the men’s place in the factories.


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*Image: Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa, Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939-1943 Exhibit, Library of Congress, LC-USW36-644 [P&P], Description:
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Unhyphenated American female, born and raised in the Empire State and who like most New Yorkers, in spite of being a registered Democrat, I voted for the candidate, not the party which meant voting often across party lines throughout the years. In 2008, coming to terms once and for all with the fact that Democrats and I had nothing in common, I left the liberal cesspool forever. Of course, I now have a grudge to settle after decades of being lied to and so I blog to right the wrongs and expose the lies.