This blog looks at the nation’s history as filtered through the well-documented relationship between my grandparents. I never knew Sylvia, but she and my grandfather, Alex, wrote hundreds of letters to each other during the years that Alex was stationed abroad during WWII.
Each post examines a letter that helps the story of two people unfold as they navigate their relationship with each other and with the war.
I will also look at the letters in the context of Brooklyn and how it has changed over time. The blog is also a platform to examine different methods of storytelling that are used throughout the letters.
Here is a link to the first post on this blog:
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