Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

Monthly Archives: June, 2010

Mapping Progress

Last week I got on the subway and immediately felt that something was different. I took my seat and there it was directly across from me. The new subway map. … Continue reading

June 29, 2010 · 2 Comments

Papa, father, dad, daddy…

There are so many beautiful letters and I have spent some time trying to find a letter that best embodies Alex’s role as a father – since I didn’t write … Continue reading

June 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Father’s Day Article

Below is an article from the New York Times that appeared on Father’s Day. It is written by a man who read the letters his father wrote while he was … Continue reading

June 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Windy City

I recently returned from a visit to Chicago where I watched my brother graduate from Medical School. Congratulations, Zach! We explored this exciting city between the ceremonies and celebrations. We … Continue reading

June 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Victory Mail

Ah, that’s right, history! Of late, I’ve been caught up in the love story and the storytelling aspect of this blog. Let’s do some more general historical investigation. In the … Continue reading

June 6, 2010 · 5 Comments

It is better to have loved and lost

This letter was written the day before Sylvia wrote the letter that you read in the last post. I pondered, today, the role of these letters and how they documented … Continue reading

June 6, 2010 · 1 Comment

October 21, 1944

Alex darling – Your mother paid me a surprise visit tonight, and then in came Anna and Edward. It was pleasant to have company this rainy night. this note will … Continue reading

June 1, 2010 · 2 Comments