Monthly Archives: February 2014

Please Don’t Make Them Leave

The telegram received by Dad in July 1942 was sent by his sister Anna. That was the first time he learned that his brother Pete was lost. It was a very brief correspondence. Anna told Dad that permission to remain … Continue reading

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An Inventor and a Cosmonaut

My trip to London for the ceremony to posthumously honor my cousin, Louis Brennan, has been planned. I received the invitation last week as well as an email inviting my husband and I to visit the Gillingham Library outside London … Continue reading

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Mystery in a Bible

Although the primary intent of this blog has been to discuss my New Jersey-born father and the decision of his parents to relocate to the Soviet Union during the Great Depression, I have also strayed off-topic in order to add … Continue reading

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A Letter to Dad

Knowing that Dad was in the Army, where both his time and income were limited, must have been devastating news for my aunts. Their lifeline  was disappearing. I have often thought about conversations I wish I had had with my … Continue reading

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Would They Ever Leave?

Finally, during the second week in February 1942, my aunts learned that Dad was in the Army, stationed in Georgia rather than at the home of their friends in New Jersey.  This must have devastated them, since they now realized … Continue reading

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