Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

It’s not as classy

Darling Sweetheart, This the stationery I mentioned I had ordered for myself and your mother about three or four months ago. It was delivered just the other day. It’s not … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · 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

Mommy says we have to be practical not beautiful.

Sometimes Sylvia wrote to Alex as a wife and sometimes she wrote as a mother. This is a letter from 1945 that Sylvia wrote out in the voice of Adrienne … Continue reading

May 11, 2010 · 3 Comments